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Information on Subletting Your Home or Renting for the Summer

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If you sublet your home for any part of the year, you will still be on the Lease, even though you will not be living in the home for that part of the year. It is understood that the original tenant remains ultimately responsible for all terms of the original lease, including payment of rent, damages & cleaning costs that may occur as a result of the sublessee’s tenancy. If you sublet your home for the entire lease period, you will be removed from the lease and all rent payments, damages & cleaning costs will be the sole responsibility of the sublessee during their tenancy.

Landlord Permission
Residents may not sublet without permission from Schmates Rentals LLC Property Management first. Please review our Sublet Policies. If you sublet without Schmates Rentals LLC’s permission, we retain the right to evict the sublessees and hold the sublessor (you) liable for remaining rent payments and any damages.

Sublet Fees
There is a one-time, non-refundable $300 sublet processing fee per change that needs to be paid to Schmates Rentals LLC by check or money order before any sublet process may begin.

Sublet Agreements
The single most important step is using a written sublet agreement. Please review our Sublet Agreement Form. Make sure all terms of the sublet are clearly listed, such as the start and end dates, amount of rent, how rent will be paid, the security deposit payment, and cleaning of the home (before the sublet begins and at the end of the lease term). Also include any special conditions, such as whether or not the home will be furnished.

Roommate Permission
If you have roommates, finding an acceptable sublessee may be a concern of your roommates. All parties on the lease must agree to any major changes, including adding new tenants. Make sure that your roommates meet the potential sublessee. Remind your roommates that they are “jointly and severally” liable, so if you do not find a sublessee and do not pay the rent, the landlord may try to evict and/or collect your rent from them. All roommates continuing residency must sign the Authorization & Policy Form.

Screening Potential Sublessee(s)
You may want to screen potential sublessee(s) because ultimately you are responsible for any unpaid rent or home damages. Schmates Rentals LLC Property Management will process all sublessee(s) applications as we would any other applicants.

Security Deposits
Security Deposits shall remain with the unit until the end of the Original Lease Term. Therefore the sublessee (new resident) shall pay us an $800 security deposit prior to move in both Security Deposits, less any amounts legally withheld will be returned to the Lessee & Sub lessee (new & old resident, split 50/50) within 30 days of the lease end date. Any discrepancies between sub lessor and lessee shall be handled between the two parties.

Utilities, Cleaning and Carpets
All utilities are the responsibility of the lessee’s per the terms of the lease agreement. Original resident(s) are responsible for cleaning home, carpet, and walls as needed or requested by sublessee. Sub lessee (new tenant) agrees to take occupancy of the premises “AS IS” which waives painting, general cleaning and carpet cleaning of the home prior to taking occupancy.

Discrepancies and Damages
Issues must be discussed and handled between sublessor(s) and sublessee(s) & all lessee’s.

Maintenance issues, such as a leaky faucet, needs to be brought to Schmates Rentals LLC’s attention immediately via email.

Move-Out/In and Keys
Original resident(s) agrees to coordinate move-out/in dates and the key exchange directly with the sub lessee.

On occasion sublets do not work out; therefore, you should consider the risks very carefully.