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 face...it'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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