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How easy to sublet a Long Island City apartment?

My girlfriend and I are thinking of re-signing a twelve-month lease, but we know we don't want to stay for the entire lease. How likely will we be able to sublet our Long Island City apartment, just across the river from Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 12, 2014 - 4 answers

Subletting apartment for Super Bowl?

I live in Newark, NJ. It recently occurred to me that the Super Bowl is happening very close to me very soon, and my roommate and I are considering the possibility of renting out our apartment to people looking for housing. We haven't even gotten as far as discussing this with our landlord, so it's not terribly serious at this point. But what are logistical things we might not be considering in terms of this? Has anyone done this in the past? What are good ways to find non-shady people to stay in my apartment?
posted by naturalog on Jan 7, 2014 - 13 answers

Last apartment question on AskMe maybe forever hopefully

Is anybody going to rent to us in Chicago? We are recent graduates with mediocre credit, part-time jobs and no rental history. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jul 24, 2013 - 4 answers

First as tragedy, then as farce.

A question about friendship and subletting, with loads of little snowflake details inside. In short: what is the honorable thing to do when a friend decides to move abroad and sublet their part of a small two-bedroom apartment? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jun 25, 2012 - 16 answers

Have I made a tragic subletting error?

I'm worried I've entered into a completely unreasonable subletting agreement, and don't know how to get out or to solve the situation. [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Jan 5, 2012 - 29 answers

Can I ever get my $225 from my subletter?

Is there any reasonable way for me to get my money from my former subletter? Do I even deserve it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2010 - 9 answers

How to rent a room in my awesome apartment..

I'm renting an apartment in Somerville, MA. My landlord has given me permission to have a roommate. He seems, however, resistant to the idea of putting said potential roommate on the lease (I suppose it's more work for him..?). How should I approach renting out a room in my place? [more inside]
posted by LittleKnitting on Jul 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me sublet a room in my home

Looking for help on becoming a good, legal, and happy subletter in Seattle. I recently bought my own home and am considering renting out the front-side bedroom. I'd like help knowing the right legal/tax steps to take, a good idea of price range, as well as precautions and things to avoid (extreme verbosity inside). [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on Jun 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Fake landlords

My friend, renting a room in a house, has found that the people he was renting from didn't actually own the house. He came home to find an eviction notice on his door and the locks changed. The fake landlords have moved all of their stuff out, changed their phone number, and are gone without a trace. Now my friend can't get to his stuff. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on May 27, 2010 - 20 answers

do subletters have rights?

We're subletting, and our landlord is selling. Do we have any rights in this process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 - 7 answers

How To Fairly Divide An Apartment re: Rent

Who should pay what among a group of renters, subletters, and others for a summer? [more inside]
posted by hepta on Mar 26, 2010 - 12 answers

An oven element's silent protest...?

My electric oven's bottom element looks fine, but... [more inside]
posted by Decimask on May 31, 2009 - 12 answers

Need some help with a lying roommate.

My new roommate (of 2 weeks) lied to me about why the gas was turned off. I'm subletting, and I'm getting out. Do I have any option for recourse? [more inside]
posted by sacrifix on Nov 14, 2008 - 28 answers

EthicsFilter: Who should pay when a three way rental split gets interrupted by a breakup?

My boyfriend and I moved into an apartment with a classmate of his almost 2 years ago. We found a place in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which is notoriously expensive but which we were able to all afford by splitting the rent three ways. Our room was really big, with room for both our desks and a bed. His room is about half the size but he also got the whole hall closet. Now that my boyfriend and I have broken up and he's moved out, we have a little problem. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2008 - 28 answers

Pre-dated checks for a sublet. Sketchy?

I'm subletting an apartment for the summer (June-August). Is it sketchy to be asked to give the original lessee three checks—two pre-dated for July 1st and August 1st respectively—at the signing? It seems slightly odd, but not necessarily sketchy. [more inside]
posted by thebabelfish on Apr 20, 2008 - 31 answers

How To Know If A Subletting Offer Is A Scam?

What's the best way to find out who owns an apartment in New York City? A relative of mine has been offered a sublet, but the circumstances seem very shady. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Sublettee responsibilitee?

I was supposed to stay a year, but am moving out within the first month. I gave my roommate/sublettor three weeks' notice that I was moving out. Do I have to find a roommate for him? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Aug 12, 2007 - 15 answers

Subletting appartments in Los Angeles. Help!

Appartment management companies have rediculously high credit requirements in Los Angeles. Is it legal for my mother to rent an appartment and for me and my roommate to just live there and pay rent? My mother would not be living there and the managment company probably wouldnt know. If this is not legal, what is the legal action that the management copany can take? This managment company does not accept co-signors. Please help!
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Apr 16, 2007 - 8 answers

worldwide sublet exposure!

Should I (not) post my NYC sublet to multiple cities on craigslist.org? [more inside]
posted by gorgor_balabala on Apr 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Should I commit to this sublet in Washington DC?

I am planning on subletting a room in an apartment for the summer located at 15th St NW and Fuller St NW, in the Columbia Heights section of the city. Should I be worried about living in this neighborhood, ie it's safety? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on May 29, 2006 - 9 answers

Am I asking for trouble?

What are the possible repercussions (legal or otherwise) of subletting my bedroom which has, in the past three months, been treated for a mild bedbug infestation? We discovered bedbugs in our apartment earlier this year. We treated the apt ourselves (very thoroughly, though) and I purchased a new bed. I have gotten a few bites over the past few weeks but am planning to have a professional extermination of my room before I leave. I have not said anything to the subletter. I am wondering what the subletter could do if, god forbid, he/she is bitten over the course of the summer. I feel I have dealt with this problem responsibly and thoroughly but I know there is no guarantee that he/she will be bite-free during his/her stay. Could I be sued? More generally, is it totally unethical of me to sublet given the situation - especially given the fact that I have not mentioned any of this to the subletter?
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2006 - 22 answers

Any advice for being the letter in a sublet?

Any advice for being the letter in a sublet? (More inside, naturally) [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on May 17, 2004 - 4 answers

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