Subletting your home if you're a homeowner
If you’re thinking about subletting your home, the first step is to check the terms of your lease agreement.
If your lease allows you to sublet
You may need to provide your leasehold officer, depending on what is agreed in your existing lease, with the following information.
- Proof of address (for you and the new tenant)
- Up to date contact details (for you and the new tenant)
- A copy of the tenancy agreement between you and the new tenant
- A letter from your mortgage company giving you permission to let the property
- A valid CP12 gas safe certificate.
Please note that you may need to pay a fee to register your subletting arrangements. If you sublet your home, you are also responsible for ensuring the tenants in your home follow the conditions of the lease on your home. This includes their conduct on anti-social behaviour.
If your lease does not allow you to sublet
We will not be able to grant you permission.
If you sublet your property without our permission, we will have to take legal action against you for breach of your lease.
If you are a shared owner
In general, we do not allow shared owners to let out their homes.
This is because the shared ownership scheme aims to help people to buy a home that they can live in.
We will consider allowing you to rent out your home for short agreed periods of time. For example, if you have to work away from home for a year or less.
For more information, please contact your Leasehold Officer.