Taking a trip? Want to move but don’t want to break your lease? We have compiled some tips to help guide you while subletting your apartment —
Get your landlord’s permission
You don’t want to get caught subletting without permission. That could end in a lawsuit or you getting evicted. Make sure to tell your landlord and sign the appropriate paperwork to avoid any mishaps.
Find a trust-worthy leaser
Nothing is worse than getting someone to rent your place and not being able to rely on a payment or they completely destroy your place. Make sure you either know the person or they put down a deposit to keep you from losing yours when your lease is up.
Questions to ask a potential subletter:
- Where are you employed and what is your monthly after-tax income?
- Why are you seeking short-term housing?
- How many people will be living the apartment? Any children? Any pets?
- Do you plan on having any social events or guests staying at the apartment?