sublease

noun
sub·​lease | \ ˈsəb-ˈlēs How to pronounce sublease (audio) , -ˌlēs\

Definition of sublease

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a lease by a tenant or lessee of part or all of leased premises to another person but with the original tenant retaining some right or interest under the original lease

sublease

verb
subleased; subleasing; subleases

Definition of sublease (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make or obtain a sublease of

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Examples of sublease in a Sentence

Verb She subleased her apartment to a student for the summer. The agency subleases office space from a law firm.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The deal takes a bit of sublease space of the Houston market. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Engie North America to take former BHP space for new HQ," 15 Aug. 2019 The office availability rate, including sublease space, in Westchase reached 27.9 percent in the second quarter, according to commercial real estate firm Transwestern. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Fuller Realty Partners buys Westchase office building," 13 Sep. 2019 Over the last few years, WeWork leased four properties from Neumann to use for its subleases. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: WeWork carries Silicon Valley’s ‘unicorn’ craze to its absurd limits," 12 Sep. 2019 Morgan Relyea Colt of Cushman & Wakefield represented BHP in the sublease. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Deal of the week: NAI Partners moving up to new Galleria area office tower," 5 July 2019 The Houston region’s overall office availability, including sublease, reached 23.5 percent in the second quarter, according to Transwestern. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Engie North America to take former BHP space for new HQ," 15 Aug. 2019 The sublease will extend for seven years and eight months, A10 Networks said in the SEC filing. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "A10 Networks strikes deal for north San Jose expansion," 5 Aug. 2019 The sublease space spans the third and fourth floors and is available in November, according to a marketing brochure. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Shake Shack coming to Oakland," 13 Aug. 2019 Due to the purchase by Marvell, Cavium has departed that location, and Marvell put all three buildings up for sublease. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "A10 Networks strikes deal for north San Jose expansion," 5 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In most cases, the company signs long-term leases on existing buildings, renovates the interiors and then subleases the units to tenants, who get access to a number of amenities and a community event-planning app. Stefanos Chen, New York Times, "A Gentler Way to Gentrify?," 16 Aug. 2019 NAI Partners plans to relocate to 20,000 square feet of BHP sublease space this fall. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Engie North America to take former BHP space for new HQ," 15 Aug. 2019 As a result of the fraternity’s charter loss, this past year, Alpha Omega began subleasing its open rooms to the university, which then filled them with non-fraternity students. Maggie Angst, The Mercury News, "Stanford “unjustly” punished a fraternity for unproven drugging, suit alleges," 8 July 2019 Sky Warriors plans to sublease facilities from Gulf Air Center to provide flight instruction for the Navy Initial Flight School Program, according to airport officials. Kathy Jumper, al, "Investors buy industrial property," 15 Sep. 2019 Co-working giant WeWork is in talks to sublease a portion of Square’s listing, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Shake Shack coming to Oakland," 13 Aug. 2019 The space was subleased from Shell Oil Co., which was represented by Cushman & Wakefield. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Real estate transactions: Ontellus, PBK, ZXP Technologies ink big leases," 19 July 2019 A10 Networks subleased an office building at 2300 Orchard Parkway from Marvell Semiconductor, according to a filing on Aug. 2 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "A10 Networks strikes deal for north San Jose expansion," 5 Aug. 2019 The administration then began planning to sublease a portion of building from the UPG, which would sign the lease for the building, sources told the Free Press. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Half of Wayne State University board sues other half," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of sublease

Noun

1758, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1824, in the meaning defined above

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26 Oct 2019

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sublease

noun
How to pronounce sublease (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sublease

US : a legal agreement by which someone who is renting an apartment, house, etc., is allowed to rent it to someone else for a period of time

sublease

noun
sub·​lease | \ ˈsəb-ˌlēs How to pronounce sublease (audio) \

Legal Definition of sublease

: a lease that is given by a tenant or lessee to another person of part or all of the leased premises for a shorter term than that of the original lease and under which some interest is retained — compare assignment of lease at assignment

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