When a tenant whose name is on a lease rents a room, a portion of property, or all of the property to another, it is referred to as subleasing (or subletting). The subtenant must pay rent and comply with the lease terms, but the principal tenant remains ultimately responsible for the lease.
Need someone to take over your lease for a period of time? Are you are certain your landlord permits subleasing? Remember that you may still be held responsible for the rent and/or potential property damage when subleasing your rental unit to someone else. To understand the implications of subleasing, be sure to check your lease and talk to your landlord for further information!