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I have a tennant (pays timely) who is transitioning to living with his girlfriend on a part time basis. He has an associate who would like to sublet from him whenever my tennant is not using the appartment. Our current rental agreement forbids subletting. What do you reccommend here. MK
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Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Attorney replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
That's flexible. I was thinking of having the subletter pay us direct and setting up a seperate contract with me. This would prevent me from being left hanging if the original tennant skipped, which could leave me with a tennant and NO rental agreement. MK
Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Attorney replied 8 years ago
Have you done a background check and credit check on the sub letter?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No not yet. MK
Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Attorney replied 8 years ago
Whether you want to allow subletting or not is solely up to you. No matter who your tenant is, you want to make sure that they have a history of making payments, that they have the ability to pay, and they're not going to trash your place.

The facts you describe suggest you need more information about this other person before you can make an informed decision.

Good luck and best wishes. I hope that you find this information to be helpful and this answer to be ACCEPTable!
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
All of this I know. I'm looking for legal pitfall issues. What happens if I have 2 renters who are sharing this batchelor unit? Two rental contracts? One contract specifing days each can use the batchelor units? Legal in CA? Co-signor on rental agreement? Where are the pitfalls especially in CA? MK
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