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If a tenant sublease a rental without owner consent is this

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If a tenant sublease a rental without owner consent is this trepassing
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Washington state
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: For subleasing?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No notice was given to landlord
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 9 months ago.

Hello. My name is***** am an attorney. I will review your question. I may need to clarify facts first. I will answer & we can discuss issues.

Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 9 months ago.

Technically it would be a trespass. However, it is not a simple situation where landlord could evict solely the subtenant. If the landlord really wants the subtenant gone, the landlord would have to terminate the tenants right to sublet the property or to evict the tenant for breach of the lease. This means, the landlord would have to evict the tenant to get rid of the subtenant. We can discuss more if you would like to do so.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
There was no agreement to sublease and it is not in rental lease
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 9 months ago.

Since there is no agreement to sublease, the tenant is in violation of the lease and the landlord can commence an eviction proceeding to evict all occupants.

Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 9 months ago.

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