Subletting

Sublet Law and Legal Definition

A subtenant is someone who has the right to use and occupy rental property leased by a tenant from a landlord. A subtenant has responsibilities to both the landlord and the tenant. A tenant must often get the consent of the landlord before subletting rental property to a subtenant.

More Information and Links

Upon setting up a subletting agreement, consult the San Francisco Rent Board's Subletting and Replacement of Roommates page to make sure you are abiding by the SF Rent Board policies regarding subletting. 

Consider also looking into and creating a subletting agreement and/or a rental agreement when looking to move in a sublet situation.  

Subletting can be a great option for students to make the most out of their 12 month lease. If students plan on going home for the summer and leaving their apartment in the city, it can be very convenient to let someone sublet, so they don't have to pay for the summer months they won't be occupying the space. Our OCL rental website is a great place where many students post sublet ads, as well as finding places to sublet temporarily.