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Getting Landlord Approval for a Sublet

Landlords usually want the opportunity to give consent to a proposed sublet, or else reject your proposal for a good reason.

A legal sublet is usually one that is being done with the knowledge and consent of the landlord. Some landlords have a more hands-off management style and don't need to be looped into your activities as long as the rent continues to be paid on time each month. This is especially the case for shared sublets. You can decide to get approval or not based on your own judgement and relationship with your landlord as well as your local subletting laws.

If you want to get landlord approval for your sublet, then you should send them three things:

  • A letter describing the basic terms or the proposed new arrangement
  • A rental application for your proposed subtenant
  • A sublet agreement signed by you and your subtenant

To put together a great rental application for your subtenant you will need to verify their identity, their employment status and income. You may also need to securely capture and share the social security number of your applicant so that your landlord can run their own credit and background check.

You'll need to present this information to your landlord in a way that makes it clear that it is verified.

All of these documents can be prepared on your behalf by Flip. Start a sublet, and as soon as someone applies you'll have the opportunity to request their rental application and view a customized sublet agreement.

The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice.

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