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    How To Sublet Your Apartment

    1. Debt Blag

      June 13th, 2013 at 11:51 am

      I’ve had decent luck using Craigslist to find sublessors in other cities by asking for a couple rental referees and an employer and writing good contracts, but you’re right; in NY there’s so much turnover that there’s really no point in reaching too far outside of your social and professional circles.

      I’ll be curious to see how the AirBnB case plays out. Given the lack of low-price competition from hotels, you could probably clear rent by renting out your place half the time or renting out one of your two bedrooms.

    2. Stefanie

      June 13th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      I hope the AirBnB thing gets resolved, I think it’s a great idea. Let’s get real, no one can afford to stay in a Manhattan hotel and everyone needs help getting their rent paid.

    3. vkool

      January 12th, 2014 at 10:14 am

      This is a good idea! I intend to do that but I am still worried about stranger living in my apartment. I will consider your solution as well as follow your advices. That will help me not wasting renting money every month.

    4. Stefanie

      January 12th, 2014 at 10:38 am

      I meet with everyone I sublet to beforehand. Haven’t had a problem yet.

    5. katertot

      October 13th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Have you ever extended a sublet? I legally sublet my apartment to a friend about 6 months ago, and I want to extend it by another 6 months but can’t find anything on the department of housing’s website about how to legally extend the term.

    6. Stefanie

      September 8th, 2015 at 10:43 am

      I usually just draw up a new contract to extend the sublet- as long as it’s cool with your landlord.

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