Subletting in Brooklyn
January 10, 2005 4:16 PM Subscribe
Can I legally sublet my apartment in Brooklyn for an entire year, or longer? Can I charge more than my current rent? [more specifics inside]
posted by owenville to home & garden (5 answers total)
My apartment has some sort of rent control, but I don’t know the proper legal term: my landlord has some cap on what he can charge, but it is waaaay more than the current market value of the apartment. I would like to rent out the apartment for a year while I live overseas, and leave all my bookshelves, cabinets and kitchen appliances behind. For this semi-furnished apartment, I want to charge perhaps $150 more than what I currently pay. That would still be less than what the landlord is legally allowed to charge, which leads me to assume this would all be kosher. As long as my landlord agrees, is it all legal? Can I split the extra $150 with him to encourage his agreement?