The Law Office of Seth Rosenfeld, Esq.
We Can Answer All Your Questions
During A FREE Consultation
800-699-1594
Menu Contact

Are Sublets Risky?

In most major cities, the housing market has tightened to a point where many individuals find themselves in challenging situations. Throughout Queens, people often choose to sublet a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized property rather than risk losing such a valuable asset. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a landlord-tenant dispute to arise.

In a city where sublets or subleases are a common solution, tenants must be wary of crucial mistakes and errors in decision-making. By subletting a property, a tenant opens himself or herself up to a wide array of disputes or legal trouble.

Luckily, you're not the first person to try to sublet a property.

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) provides research and resources to New York residents on a broad array of topics. They provide three crucial tips for tenants to consider when thinking about subletting a property.

  • Choose a subtenant who will pay the rent and not endanger your ability to return to the apartment.
  • Execute a sublease with your tenant.
  • Follow all of the necessary steps to win approval from your landlord for the sublet.

Attempting to circumvent your building's rules can result in disaster. The process for subletting a property is much more complex than arriving at a verbal agreement regarding the payment of rent. If a subtenant violates rules or fails to pay rent, it can be months before the communication makes it to the tenant.

Whether you are the tenant or the landlord, an experienced attorney can provide the guidance and legal representation you need. Don't hesitate to learn more about the legal options that exist in your specific situation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Vigorous Advocacy, Cost-Effective Solutions

To schedule a free consultation with experienced landlord-tenant lawyers, please call our firm at 800-699-1594 or send an email using the form provided. We are committed to working together with you to resolve your legal concerns.

Email Us For A Response

Vigorous Advocacy, Cost-Effective Solutions

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

118-21 Queens Blvd.
Suite 509
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Toll Free: 800-699-1594
Fax: 718-793-4089
Forest Hills Law Office Map