If the new sub leaser should sign the new sub lease, but fail to make payments, can the landlord hold me responsible? 10 Answers as of January 15, 2014

I subleased my apartment for six months.

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Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Which means that you have to pay the landlord and the sub-lessee pays you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/15/2014
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
Yes unless the landlord signs on and allows you to substitute tenants you will be responsible if your subtenant does not pay.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/14/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
Yes, the sublease is between you and the sublessor. You still have the primary obligation to the landlord.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 1/14/2014
Wayne J. Wimer, Inc. P.S.
Wayne J. Wimer, Inc. P.S. | Wayne J. Wimer
In a normal residential lease, you are responsible for the full term of the lease whether or not you sub-let the same unless between you and the owner, you signed a novation of the lease.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 1/14/2014
Harper Law Offices, Inc. P.S.
Harper Law Offices, Inc. P.S. | Joseph T. G. Harper
Yes. You are still responsible for your agreement to pay the landlord rent, and when you sublet, you only enter into an agreement with that sub-tenant to pay rent to you, or directly to the landlord for you. The landlord is not otherwise a party to that agreement, and if an eviction must be pursued, the landlord will likely come after both of you.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 1/14/2014
    Dessy & Dessy, a Professional Corporation | Ronald D. Dessy
    You are a liable for rent default by your subtenant, unless the landlord released from liability at the time of sublease.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/14/2014
    The Krone Law Firm, LLC | Norman B. Krone
    Yes. You remain liable for the lease obligations, including the rent. That is the difference between a sublease and an assignment, with a release of liability.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 1/14/2014
    MatthewR. Schutz, Esq | Matthew R. Schutz
    You are responsible to the LL unless the LL agrees in writing.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 1/14/2014
    Law Office of Richard Winkler | Richard Winkler
    You are ultimately responsible under a sublease. Unless the landlord has agreed otherwise in writing.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 1/14/2014
    William Bidwell, Attorney at Law | Bill Bidwell
    Yes, because you are still the lessee; landlord can go after both of you. If the lease was assigned with landlord approval, then the landlord has no recourse against you unless you agreed otherwise.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 1/14/2014
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