Can a landlord stop me from subleasing my current apartment? 5 Answers as of January 14, 2014

My building was just sold and taken over by new management, but I haven't had to sign anything new and currently half way through my lease.

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Stuart P Gelberg
Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
Yes. Read the lease. Generally you need permission
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 1/14/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
He can if the lease prohibits subleasing without the landlord's consent.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 1/14/2014
Harper Law Offices, Inc. P.S.
Harper Law Offices, Inc. P.S. | Joseph T. G. Harper
You should check your current lease terms. Even with a new landlord, the terms you agreed to still apply. If the lease says no subletting without landlord's written permission, or no subleasing at all, etc., then you will not be able to sublet your apartment.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 1/14/2014
The Krone Law Firm, LLC | Norman B. Krone
Depending upon the terms of your lease, generally, the Landlord can deny you the right to sublease.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/14/2014
William Bidwell, Attorney at Law | Bill Bidwell
Most commercial leases contain a provision requiring landlord approval for subleasing, and approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. There may be legitimate reasons for denying a sublease, but a commercial tenant can generally sublease with landlord approval. If there is no such provision, then a court would most likely side with you if landlord consent was unreasonably withheld.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/14/2014
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