Sub-letting

There may be situations where you need to find another flatmate. The one you had moved out or you may need to find someone to help with the rent. Sub-letting is where you give another person the right to stay in your rented place while keeping the lease in your name.

In these situations you become a head-tenant with the responsibilities of a landlord when dealing with the other person who is a sub-tenant. As head-tenant you alone are responsible for paying the rent to the landlord and organising to have things repaired.

Before you sub-let you need the landlord's permission and they can refuse your request. If you don't let the landlord know that you are sub-letting then you are breaking the terms of the lease and you and/or the sub-tenants may be asked to leave.


Last Updated:
04 Jun 2019

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