How To: Sublet Your Apartment

Subletting your apartment can be a very nerve racking process. Often, you may find yourself renting your apartment to a friend of a friend of a friend that you barely know. This can be nerve racking for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, you have no idea how this person treats their own space, so you have no idea how they’ll treat yours.

Secondly, you have no guarantee that they are going to pay you.

Lastly, there usually isn’t a formal contract when it comes to a sublet, so you’re taking a huge risk.

This is where College Sublets comes in! We are here to make the process of subletting way more professional and safe, so you don’t have to worry about these things.

When you are subletting your apartment, be sure to do the following:

  • Put away or take any personal items you do not want anyone touching or moving around. This can be anything from picture frames of your family on the end tables to your favorite throw blanket and anything in between. If you don’t want it to be touched, I’d put it in safe storage or take it with you.

  • Establish all things pricing at the beginning of the subletting process. It wouldn’t be fair as the person subletting from you to think they’re paying $750 a month and then find out that they owe you another $25-$100+ for utilities, wifi, etc. Be sure to disclose all of that information upfront.

  • Leave your apartment clean for them. If you want them to take care of your place and treat it well, you should definitely leave it clean for them. If they come in and see dust bunnies and clothes everywhere, they aren’t going to feel very inclined to pick up after themself.

  • Communicate with the person subletting from you if you feel uncomfortable or need anything. I’m sure they’d much rather have you communicate with them than have a situation escalate.

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