Depending on your accommodation type, subletting can take place under different conditions.

Furnished accommodation  

If there is no special mention in the lease agreement forbidding subletting, you can sublet your accommodation with the property owner’s agreement.   Unfurnished (empty) accommodation  For agreements signed after 27th March 2014, subletting accommodation rented out unfurnished (empty) is permitted. For earlier lease agreements, subletting unfurnished accommodation is forbidden.   

Accommodation in public housing  

Subletting accommodation in public housing is forbidden.  Except for the two following cases, if you sublet to: - a person aged less than 30 years old or more than 60 years  - a disabled person with whom you have drawn up a family hosting agreement 

CROUS residence accommodation  

Subletting your accommodation in CROUS residence is forbidden.   

The stages of subletting   

1. Obtain the property owner’s agreement 

 You must have written agreement from your property owner to sublet.   

2. Subletting conditions  

  • The subletting rent amount cannot be higher than your rent amount as the original tenant 
  • The duration of the sublet cannot be longer than the duration of your rental as the original tenant 

3. The subletting agreement   

This document enables you to put up your accommodation for sublet, totally legally. You and the subtenant must sign it, and hand over a copy to the property owner. It contains the identity of the tenant and the subtenant, the address of the accommodation, the rent amount and the duration of the subletting agreement. Appended, you must attach written authorisation from the property owner for subletting and the copy of the original lease agreement.   

4. The inventory of fixtures upon entry  

You must carry out an inventory of fixtures upon entry of the subtenant into your accommodation. You can request a security deposit

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