When a tenant cannot fulfill the terms of a rental contract (lease) the tenant has the option to sublet (or sublease) the rental unit. Subletting often requires the landlord’s “approval” as explained in the original lease. In such cases, a sub-tenant would replace the original tenant for a specific duration. In a subletting arrangement the original tenant is rarely released from the original contract, and he/she still assumes responsibility for the rental unit. A well written sublease contract helps the sub-tenant understand his/her responsibilities and can protect the original and subtenant(s) from unnecessary risk.
For more information about sublet contracts, property inventory and condition, security deposits, risks and tips, and much more take a look at our sublet guides.
We provide a comprehensive database that allows you to advertise your sublet/room/apartment. It is an easy and effective way to reach many people who are searching for housing in and around Ithaca. Local landlords also post their properties on this database. The service is free to students.
The following link allows you to create an account in just a few minutes using your NetID and password. This link also allows you to log-in to your account to edit, renew or remove your listing.
The Off-Campus Living email list provides a forum for those seeking housing or those who are seeking someone to share housing with or sublet their apartment, and to share your housing search experience with others.
This is exclusive to members of the Cornell community. You must have a valid NetID to join.