How to Respond to Tenant’s Sublet Request

Preferably, an owner wants to rent to a tenant who will stay in an apartment for at least the entire term of the lease. However, you will encounter tenants who, for various reasons, will want to leave temporarily before their lease ends and sublet their apartment. A sublet is a rental arrangement in which your tenant agrees to rent his apartment for a specific time period to another person, called a subtenant. Under this arrangement, your original tenant keeps the right to return and reoccupy the apartment when the arrangement ends.

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