Reader question

“I’m a tenant in NSW. Can spare bedrooms in a rental ever be legally sublet without landlord approval?” – David

Can renters legally sublet rooms?
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We asked Property Manager at Professionals Lithgow, Tina Case, for her advice on whether tenants can legally sublet rooms without landlord approval.

“Hi David, your question is a hot topic in real estate right now and the simple answer to your question is no,” she said.

“You must have the permission of the landlord in writing before you sublet any part of the premises.”

“If you are wanting to sublet a bedroom on the premises, I would recommend that you approach your landlord in writing, stating who the person is that you are wanting to sublet to, giving all of their details and identification, in the same way that you applied for the property.”

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Tina Case

Winner - Professionals International Property Manager of the Year 2015, Property Manager of the Year - Regional 2015 - Real Estate Business Awards.