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Length of Lease

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sublease?Sublease is a legally binding contract made between a tenant and a new tenant (also known as a subtenant or a sublessee). The sublease gives the subtenant the right to share or to take over the rented premises from the first tenant. The subtenant pays rent directly to the first tenant while the first tenant pays rent directly to the landlord. The landlord still holds the first tenant directly responsible for the rent and for any damage, including any caused by the subtenant. Usually, the first tenant must get consent from the landlord before he/she is allowed to sublease the premises.Can I sublease a portion of the property rather than the entire property?Yes, you can sublease a part or all of the leased premises to the Subtenant.

Property Location

ABBuilt for Alberta
Different provinces have different rules and regulations. Your Commercial Sublease Agreement will be customized for Alberta.
Frequently Asked Questions

Which province or territory should I choose?The laws of the province or territory where the property is located will be used to enforce this Lease and will be used to help resolve any disputes, regardless of which jurisdictions the parties reside.

Inspection Form

(e.g. 30)
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a check-in inspection form?What is a check-in inspection form?""The check-in inspection form is completed by the Subtenant within a reasonable amount of time after the Subtenant takes possession of the property. This form will contain a description of the condition of the property at the time of the Subtenant's possession, and will be used at the end of the sublease term as a comparison tool to determine if the Subtenant caused any damage to the property.How many days should the subtenant be given to complete a check-in inspection form?There is no statutory minimum amount of time, but the Sublandlord should give the Subtenant a reasonable amount of time. Depending on the circumstances under which the Subtenant will take possession, a reasonable period of time would likely be between 7 and 30 days.

Sublandlord Information

(e.g. John Smith Jr.)

(e.g. Street, City, Province, Postal Code)
Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the sublandlord?The Sublandlord or Sublessor is the person that entered into a lease with the original Landlord, and who is now leasing all or part of the Landlord's property to the Subtenant.

Subtenant Information

(e.g. John Smith Jr.)

(e.g. Street, City, Province, Postal Code)
Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the subtenant?The Subtenant or Sublessee is the person who is entering into a lease for some or all of the Landlord's property from the Sublandlord (the original Tenant).

Landlord Information

(e.g. John Smith Jr.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the landlord?The Landlord in the party who leased out the premises in the master/original lease.

Master/Head/Original Lease Details

(e.g. 55 Maple Street, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2L 3M7)
(e.g. Legal Description: Plan A, Block 1, Lot 1)
(e.g. Other Details: encompassing an area of 6000 square feet as shown in the attached diagram marked as a schedule to this Sublease.)
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the master/head/original lease?This is the lease that the Sublandlord entered into with the Landlord and from which the Subtenant's interest will be created.

Consent and Master Lease

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to create the landlord's consent to sublease?The Landlord's Consent to Sublease should only be included in the Sublease Agreement if the Landlord has not previously provided written consent to the sublease.Do I need to provide the subtenant with a copy of the master lease?Yes, the Subtenant is entitled to a copy of the Master Lease. The Sublandlord can include a copy of the Master Lease with the Sublease Agreement, or can deliver a copy directly to the Subtenant.


(e.g. Street, City, Province, Postal Code)

Permitted Uses of the Premises

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need the landlord's consent for certain usage?If there is an additional purpose, then you will need the landlord's consent to the additional permitted use.

Additional Sublease Info

Damage Deposit

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a damage deposit?The damage deposit is money that the Subtenant pays to the Sublandlord at the start of the sublease term, which the Sublandlord will use to cover the costs of any repairs caused by the Subtenant that need to be done to the property at the end of the sublease term, after the Subtenant has vacated the premises.How much should the damage deposit be?Damage deposits are usually equivalent to the value of one month's rent, but can be any amount that the Sublandlord decides upon in a commercial setting.

Some sublandlord require the same amount of deposit as required in the master lease. More might be required if there is a greater risk.

Utilities and Other Costs


Frequently Asked Questions

Should the subtenant have insurance?It is strongly advised that the Property should be insured. However, the Subtenant does not need to have their own insurance if the Sublandlord has obtained sufficient insurance to cover the Subtenant.

Alterations and Improvements

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I restrict what alterations the subtenant is allowed to make to the property?Yes, the Sublandlord can determine the extent to which the Subtenant can make alterations. The Sublandlord may reduce the Subtenant's right to make improvements from the level established for the Sublandlord in the Master Lease, but the Sublandlord cannot increase the Subtenant's right to make alterations beyond the level outlined in the Master Lease.

Additional Provisions

(You can add additional clauses if there are some information, details, terms or restrictions that the lease doesn't have but you wish to include. In most leases, this is not necessary.)

Do not use several names or words to refer to the same person or thing as it could cause confusion and ambiguity by seemingly introducing new or different people or items.

Certain words were capitalized and defined already in this lease. For example, the renter is called the "Tenant", and the rental property is called the "Premises". Use the same predefined terms in your additional clauses.

Do not use pronouns such as: they, us, we, our, you, or me. Pronouns may be ambiguous and can cause confusion. (e.g. The Tenant shall keep the patio free of lawn furnitures, instead of He must keep the patio free of lawn furnitures.)
Plain English means language that is simple and conveys ideas with the greatest possible clarity and avoids using legalese.

Legalistic StylePlain English
at the present time now
due to the fact that because; since
during such time aswhile
for the duration ofduring
inasmuch asbecause; since
in the event thatif
notwithstanding the fact that although; even if
prior to before
pursuant to under; in accordance with
subsequent toafter
that certaina
with reference toabout

Do not abbreviate words.

Use numerals, not words, to denote amounts.

Try not to repeat or contradict what has already been stated in the residential lease agreement.

Only put one paragraph per additional clause.

Signing Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should sign the sublease? Both the Sublandlord and the Subtenant should sign the Sublease, and it is strongly recommended that at least 2 witnesses also sign it.I do not know when the sublease will be signed. Can I fill in the date later?Yes, by selecting 'Unsure' as the date the agreement will be signed, a blank line will be inserted into the lease so that you can add the correct date after printing the document.
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