If your landlord agrees to let you sublet your apartment for a short period of time, it is always a good idea to get your agreement in writing. Here is a sample sublet agreement you can use as a model in preparing your own. Be sure to show a draft of this agreement to your landlord; he or she may want to add additional information. Make three copies of the final sublet agreement, and have it signed by all parties (tenant, subtenant, and landlord). Each person should keep their own signed copy of the sublet agreement, along with a copy of the tenant’s lease with the landlord.
In addition, it’s a good idea to sign a sign a separate agreement between tenant and subtenant, spelling out key issues such as rent.