Tuesday, March 17, 20090 Comments
This is different from ASSIGNING your lease because when you assign your lease, the new person’s name replaces yours on the agreement with the landlord.
For the person you decide to sublet to, you should have a written agreement stating the duration, price, responsibilities and any other agreements. Remember, because your name is still on the original agreement, you are still responsible for damages, garbage, noise complaints etc. Simply put: you are their landlord. The terms of the agreement cannot extend longer than the original lease or require a payment of more than what the rent is on the original lease.
Finally, make sure the sub-tenant gets a copy of the original lease and understands what is outlined therein.
You need your landlord’s consent for subletting or assigning and your landlord cannot arbitrarily turn down a sub-tenant or assignment. Your landlord cannot refuse to have you sublet (or assign) your lease. It is best to notify your landlord in writing of your intentions to sublet.
Places you can search include thecannon.ca, the University of Guelph’s Off-Campus Housing listings (www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/ocl). There is usually an abundance of sublets available compared to sub-letters who are looking, so if you are in the latter category, don’t be afraid to be choosey.
For more information regarding off-campus living, please email or visit us on the third floor of UC