According to the original lease, the original tenant remains responsible for the property vis-à-vis the owner. The landlord is responsible for fulfilling his responsibilities vis-à-vis the subtenant. The subtenant is bound vis-à-vis the landlord in a rental agreement and is liable as the owner in a separate tenancy agreement with the subtenant. Note that technically, the tenant does not have an agreement with the owner of the property. only the subreliable does….