sublease

  

Definition

Lease from one tenant (lessee) to another (called subtenant or sublessee). The agreement between the landlord (the lessor) and the first lessee remains in force and governs the terms of the sublease. Also called sublet.

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  • You may want to sublease a space if you don't have need for it now but may later down the road.

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  • Jana had to leave town for work for 5 months but she didn't want to give up her apartment; luckily she was able to find someone to sublease it to for that time.

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  • I told her that I wanted to sublease my apartment to someone else and they would take on the pay for the rest of the year.

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