Planning to Sublease an Apartment at UMD?

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Here’s How to Sublease – The Supply is Greater Than the Demand

Sometimes you have a change in plans or an unexpected opportunity. In college, you have to learn to go with the flow and not miss any chances to learn something new or explore a different part of the world. Have U Heard what happens when you are obligated to pay rent at your apartment or you only need housing for part of the year? You sublet or sublease!

First of all, what’s the difference between a sublet and a sublease? Technically you are in a sublease if you turn your apartment over to someone and do not plan to return. A sublet is similar except that you have the intention to return. These are usually during the summer or winter break. Most people at the University of Maryland commonly use the term sublet, so for the sake of consistency that’s what it’ll be called here.

There are a few things to consider when you try to sublet. First, check with your apartment and get any paperwork that is required. You want to make sure that you have all your legal bases covered and you aren’t breaking any rules. You are less likely to be held responsible for rent or damages caused by your sublessor if you haven’t cut any corners. After that, advertise! There are usually more apartments than renters, especially in the spring, so you want to line up someone early to take over your room. As soon as you know you need someone to take your spot you should get the word out.

Check out this University Off-Campus Housing document that shows you how you can advertise and list your property for free! Get on that list quickly! Anyone who is searching at the University of Maryland is bound to look here so you want to be sure you have your apartment listed. You can also find private websites such as this one where you can find and advertise open apartments. You can also find Facebook groups with the same purpose.

Don’t forget that even if you sublet, you are ultimately responsible for payments and damages, so be sure you only sublet to someone responsible. Someone you know is even better. Cover yourself by having all the legal paperwork completed. Finding someone to take over your lease can be tricky, but it’s not impossible if you follow these simple steps.

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2020-06-26T15:09:55-04:000 Comments

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