Can my landlord refuse to let me sublet or assign?

Your landlord can refuse to let you sublet or assign to a particular person only if there is a good reason. For example, the person caused problems for a landlord in the past, such as damaging property or not paying rent. Or, the person has a poor credit history.

Your landlord can also decide not to let you assign at all, and they do not need to give a reason. This does not apply to subletting.

Landlords often do not allow any assigning because if they make a new agreement with a new tenant instead, they can charge a higher rent.

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