Chip Rogers, a Providence-based partner who heads the real estate practice at Edwards Wildman
, commented on subleasing arrangements in the Boston Business Journal. In the article, "First Marblehead's IRS Headache Highlights Sublease-Market Risks
," Rogers noted that subleasing arrangements are essentially extensions of the original rental contract, meaning if and when a primary tenant should, for example, default or be evicted, the same goes for the sublease tenant. According to Rogers, most, but not all, sublease contracts have so-called “non disturbance” arrangements that protect subtenants from being removed, should the primary tenant run into trouble. Rogers added that in his experience, most landlords are eager to keep the rent flowing from subtenants when such troubles strike.