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Advice For Subletting Your Home Efficiently

By Zach Warner

You may be faced with a large array of different scenarios where you have to get rid of your house. For example, moving to a smaller place or living in a summerhouse. Instead of getting rid of your house, you should consider subletting.

It has become more common to find people are subletting their property out. Before you go ahead and do it, make sure to read the following guidelines.

For starters, you have to go to the nearest political authority and fill in the registration forms. This is important as they observe and moderate all private rental agreements. Make sure you do this or you could be liable for civil and criminal issues.

Once this step is completed, you should start your journey by looking at what other landlords are charging individuals for rent within the area. Offering services such as laundry or by providing meals can significantly increase the amount you can earn, so it is a good idea to explore these options.

Always keep careful records of all rent a tenant pays. Save bank statements that show amounts paid, or use a rent book, and always give receipts to renters once they have paid. Careful bookkeeping will come in handy should there ever be any dispute between you and your tenant over what is or is not owed by the renter.

Be aware of your responsibilities as a landlord. This includes repairs and maintenance of the property. Be responsible about this and complete them in a reasonable period of time.

Communication is a key factor in a healthy relationship between landlord and tenant. Be clear about your expectations of your tenant, when rent is due, and any other stipulations on the lease. Be available to your tenant by providing accurate and adequate contact information should the tenant have any problems or issues they need to communicate to you.

Also, don’t forget to give them their space. You can’t just go around there without asking them first. Just because it is yours, they are giving you money to have this kind of control.

This individual has been writing on subletting for the previous two years. Furthermore, the author takes pleasure in providing knowledge about New York City real estate subjects, including Chelsea apartments in addition to Turtle Bay apartments.

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MLA Style Citation:
Warner, Zach "Advice For Subletting Your Home Efficiently." Advice For Subletting Your Home Efficiently. 19 Jun. 2010. 23 Nov 2015 <>.

APA Style Citation:
Warner, Z (2010, June 19). Advice For Subletting Your Home Efficiently. Retrieved November 23, 2015, from

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Warner, Zach "Advice For Subletting Your Home Efficiently"

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