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Is your lease with the LL about to expire? Has the subtenant entered into direct negotiation with your LL?
Thank you for the additional information.
Assuming there are no renewal options for you to exercise in your lease with the landlord, there is not much you can do to stop the landlord from negotiating with whomever he chooses in deciding who leases the studio.
The landlord is in the enviable position of having a bidding war for the space and will, presumably, seek to lease the premises to the highest paying tenant he can get.
That means that the best way to retain the lease is to offer the higher rent.
If you get the lease and the subtenant will not pay what you want then you can evict them if they refuse to leave. You should let her know that.
You are in the driver's seat and yes, write her a letter explaining that she is doing neither of you a favor in setting up a bidding war with the LL.
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