Sample Tenant Letter Requesting Landlord Permission to Sublet

Get your landlord’s written okay before subletting your rental unit.

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Planning to have someone sublet your apartment or rental house for the summer or another short period of time? Avoid hassles with your landlord (and possible termination of your tenancy if your lease or rental agreement prohibits sublets), by getting your landlord’s permission in writing. Use this letter as a sample in preparing your own request to sublet. Include information on the proposed subtenant (along with a copy of his or her credit report). If you are just starting to look for someone to sublet your place, edit your letter to reassure your landlord that you are seeking candidates with good references and credit. Be sure to keep a copy of your letter or email (and the landlord’s response) in your files. Ideally, you, your landlord, and your subtenant (the person subletting) will sign a separate sublet agreement, such as the Nolo form included on this site.

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