L

Questions You May Have

Subletting

How do I find out the exact address of the property?


Exact addresses should only be shared through the messaging platform after both parties feel comfortable they are moving forward with next steps.




How many subletting requests can I send at one time?


You can request as many spaces as you want but we encourage serious inquiries only.




How do I pay rent?


LeaseLine serves as a platform to match New Tenants with Listers. Currently there is no payment feature on LeaseLine so rent should be paid through the landlord and/or Lister’s preferred method. There are only two scenarios in which you should be paying rent directly to the Lister: 1. The lease is a sublet and the landlord still only wants money coming from the Lister. 2. The lease is a relet and your move-in date is after the day rent is due and you and the Lister agreed to split rent that first month. After the first month, you should pay the landlord directly. If you continue to pay rent to the Lister without your landlord’s approval when you are reletting, then this could be considered an illegal relet.





Listing

Should I tell my landlord I will be subletting my space?​


You should be fully transparent with your landlord when listing your space, either by signing their official sublet/relet agreements or verbally letting your landlord know. Always remember to review the subletting/reletting clause in your original lease before listing your space! LeaseLine does not tolerate illegal subletting/reletting. If you landlord is one of LeaseLine’s Partnered Properties, LeaseLine may send that property a list of who is listing their spaces on LeaseLine.




How do I change the price of my space?


You can change the price of your listing by heading to your profile, clicking on your listing and going to the edit listing link on the right side of the page. We recommend checking out similar listings in your area to understand a good price range.




What should I do once the New Tenant and I have agreed to sublet my space?


It is important to provide the New Tenant with any necessary information they should know before moving in. Additionally, you should send over any contracts the New Tenants needs to sign, or landlord contact information to officially hand over your place. Some landlords allow you to relet your space while others only allow you to sublet. Know the difference! Reletting means that once the New Tenant signs the paperwork, you as a Lister are no longer responsible for the space. If you sublet your space, you are still responsible for rent and the condition of your space. If you can only sublet your space, we recommend creating a side contract between you and your New Tenant. Communication is key! Check your original lease with your landlord to review the subletting/reletting terms. Download a sample side contract here.




My place is no longer available. How do I remove it?


When you view your listing, on the right hand side of the page you have the option of closing your listing. Your listing will also expire on the expiration date you set.




How do I collect rent?


Currently LeaseLine does not offer a payment feature. That said, there are two scenarios in which you should be collecting rent from the New Tenant: 1. The lease is sublet and the landlord still wants you to pay them rent. 2. The lease is a relet and the New Tenant’s move-in date is after the day rent is due and you and the New Tenant agreed to split rent that first month. After the first month, the New Tenant should pay the landlord directly.





Other

What info should I share in messages?


If you want to know more about a Lister or New Tenant, don't be afraid to ask. After all, it's your place. After agreeing to move forward, the Lister should provide more details on the move-in procedures and how to sign the sublet or relet agreement. We discourage the sharing of contact information, such as phone numbers, email addresses, or social media profiles within messages before a lease is signed. This helps create a safe and private community on LeaseLine.




Am I illegally subletting if the landlord doesn't know?


Every state has different laws and every landlord has different rules. However, if your landlord does not know someone else is renting your place or you are renting someone’s place, you could be in violation of the original lease.




Can I send attachments to my Lister/New Tenant?


If you want to share photos, videos or files you can attach links in the description section of your listing. If you want to send your Lister/New Tenant content in messages, we recommend sharing files via Dropbox or Google Drive.




What's the difference between a relet and a sublet?


Relet- the New Tenant is fully responsible for rent and damages. Sublet- The Lister still remains fully resposnible for rent and the condition of the space.





Resources

SAMPLE CONTRACT

Regardless if you are the Lister or the New Tenant, if you sublet (not relet) your space we recommend creating a side contract between you and your counterpart to avoid any conflicts down the road. 

 

Download a sample sublet side contract here : 

RENT CALCULATOR 

Click here to learn more about our rent calculator we use to provide you with a clear rent schedule when subletting your space. 

Can you sublease in your state? 

AL

ALABAMA

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

AZ

ARIZONA

Only if master lease permits it.

CA

CALIFORNIA

Only if master lease permits it.

CT

CONNECTICUT

Only if master lease permits it.

FL

FLORIDA

Only if master lease permits it.

HI

HAWAII

Only if master lease permits it.

IL

ILLINOIS

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

IA

IOWA

Only if master lease permits it.

KY

KENTUCKY

Only if master lease permits it.

ME

MAINE

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

MA

MASSACHUESETTS

Only if master lease permits it.

MN

MINNESOTA

Only if master lease permits it.

MO

MISSOURI

Only if master lease permits it.

NE

NEBRASKA

Only if master lease permits it.

NH

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Only if master lease permits it.

NM

NEW MEXICO

Only if master lease permits it.

NC

NORTH CAROLINA

Only if master lease permits it.

OH

OHIO

Only if master lease permits it.

OR

OREGON

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

RI

RHODE ISLAND

Must need written approval from landlord

SD

SOUTH DAKOTA

Only if master lease permits it.

TX

TEXAS

Must need written approval from landlord

VT

VERMONT

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

WA

WASHINGTON

Only if master lease permits it.

WI

WISCONSIN

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

AK

ALASKA

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

AR

ARKANSAS

Must need written approval from landlord

CO

COLORADO

Only if master lease permits it.

DE

DELAWARE

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

GA

GEORGIA

Only if master lease permits it.

ID

IDAHO

Only if master lease permits it.

IN

INDIANA

Only if master lease permits it.

KS

KANSAS

Only if master lease permits it.

LA

LOUISIANA

Only if master lease permits it.

MD

MARYLAND

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

MI

MICHIGAN

Only if master lease permits it.

MS

MISSISSIPPI

Only if master lease permits it.

MT

MONTANA

Only if master lease permits it.

NV

NEVADA

Must need written approval from landlord

NJ

NEW JERSEY

Only if master lease permits it.

NY

NEW YORK

Landlord cannot unreasonably refuse sublease (may need written approval).

ND

NORTH DAKOTA

Only if master lease permits it.

OK

OKLAHOMA

Only if master lease permits it.

PA

PENNSYLVANIA

Only if master lease permits it.

SC

SOUTH CAROLINA

Must need written approval from landlord

TN

TENNESSEE

Only if master lease permits it.

UT

UTAH

Only if master lease permits it.

VA

VIRGINIA

Only if master lease permits it.

WV

WEST VIRGINIA

Only if master lease permits it.

WY

WYOMING

Must need written approval from landlord

If you have any other questions or recommendations for LeaseLine, please contact our team at leaselineteam@gmail.com