Posted by Provost on September 04, 2001 at 20:07:19:
In Reply to: Re: help! subletesque drama posted by pam on September 04, 2001 at 18:10:19:
You have to ask your LL permission before you can sublet. Landlords of rent stabilized apartments cannot "unreasonably" withhold permission, but can ask for more information, such as to have your sublettor complete an application or credit check. This protects you as well, as you don't want a sublettor from hell who won't move when you come back or who destroys your stuff.
It would be unethical to rent out your apartment if doing so would create big problems between the subtenant and landlord. You must fully disclose whatever arrangement you have.
I'd advise you to consider your options carefully and decide if you really want to sublet, or even keep the apartment at all. Most people leaving the city for a year do not maintain two apartments. Its far cheaper to just throw your stuff into storage.
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