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My First Sublet

Posted by Kitty on March 08, 2000 at 12:58:50:

I plan to move overseas in a couple of months for what may be a permanent assignment, but I want to keep rights to my rent-stabilized apartment in Greenwich Village, just in case things don't work out.

I'd like to sublet the place to someone I can be sure will pay the rent. Does anyone have any tips on how to go about this? What should I check for, and how?

Secondly, I'm not sure whether to make this a legal sublet, requesting official permission from my landlord, or to simply describe the sublettor as my "roommate."

My landlord is a management company, and my managing agent has never actually seen my's also the sort of building where neighbors don't know each other well, so they're unlikely to bust me. If I try to get a legal sublet, my agent could easily turn me down - there are no other active sublets in the building - and then I'd have much more difficulty pulling off the "roommate" trick.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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