What is Subletting?
Subletting is when a tenant rents out a room or space to someone who isn’t listed on the lease agreement. It’s not illegal to sublet in Australia, but the tenant needs to get written permission from the property owner.
This is because when a tenant signs up for a lease, they enter a contractual relationship with the landlord through a tenancy agreement. But by subletting the property, they transfer a part of their legal interest to someone else.
For example, if your current tenant lists your property on Airbnb, that’s a classic case of subletting!
The new tenant gets similar responsibilities to what the original tenant had, like paying rent and keeping the place neat and tidy.
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