Know your rights when subletting your rental

Is subletting above board?

Subletting is when an existing tenant lets all or part of their home to someone else without the knowledge of the landlord.

Rental manager at Rawson Property Group Constantia, Ryette Munro says it is important to read and understand your lease before signing it.

There are a lot of things to consider but the best advice is that read your lease before you put your signature in there.

Ryette Munro, Rental manager at Rawson Property Group Constantia

Before you sign anything you must read it and we find it often that people are clueless about what's in their lease agreement, they just assume things.

Ryette Munro, Rental manager at Rawson Property Group Constantia

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