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FAQ: Who is a subtenant?

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FAQ: Who is a subtenant?

Who is a subtenant?  

A subtenant is a person who has the right to use and occupy rental property leased by a tenant from a landlord. A tenant can sublet rental property to a subtenant, but often must obtain the prior agreement of the landlord. The original tenant remains responsible for the payment of rent to the landlord and any damages to the property caused by the subtenant.

Last Review and Update: Jul 25, 2011