Subletting : principle and process
Subletting is a lease contract that binds the main tenant to the sub-tenant :
It is legal, but must imperatively be announced to the lessor. Article 262 al. 2 of the Code of Obligations (CO) provides that the lessor can only refuse his consent if there are valid reasons such as :
- if the tenant refuses to communicate the conditions of the sublease to him,
- if the conditions of the sublease are abusive,
- if the subletting presents major inconveniences for the lessor.
Be extremely suspicious of tempting accommodation offers, often with supporting photos, asking you to pay an advance to visit or reserve a property. Do not make any money transfers before you have been able to visit the property and draw up a proper lease agreement.
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