Many situations can occur which make students consider subletting their apartment.

Some Factors to Consider

  • Check with your landlord as to his/her requirements or procedures before subletting.
  • If you are allowed to sublet, get your landlord’s permission in writing.
  • The landlord has the right to approve any sublessee. However approval must be based on a financial assessment, not any discriminatory factors.
  • Some landlords charge a fee to allow their tenants to sublet.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, you may want to cover many of the items listed in this Sample Sublet Agreement (Word doc). This helps ensure that the sub-lessee understands and agrees to the terms of the sublet. You are still obligated to your landlord. So if the sublessee does not pay, you still are held responsible.

Find a Sublet

Students can look for available sublets posted by NU students here.

Post a FREE Sublet

If you are a student at Northwestern University, Evanston/Chicago, IL, you can login to to post a sublet or post a roommate ad. You will be asked to create an account to specify your sublet or roommate-finding information. All student services are FREE.