A sublease occurs when a tenant gives possession of a portion of the leased space (e.g. a room in a
house) or a portion of the term of the tenancy (e.g. for 5 of the remaining 6 months of the lease) to a
third party. The original tenant retains whatever rights under the lease he or she has not transferred
to the third party, and also retains most of his or her obligations under the lease. The original tenant
can still be sued by the landlord for lease violations. Typically, the original lease would require that
the tenant get the landlord's consent to this sublease.