Subleasing & sharing
Are you going to sublet your apartment or do you have questions about whether you can have a live-in? Here you will find, among other things, information and forms for secondary applications.
There is a possibility to sublease your apartment if you are going to study abroad etc. To sublease your apartment, please read the information form and fill the appropriate form below. The application is made in writing and needs to be handed to us no later than one month before you plan to sublease your apartment.
If you have a Masters apartment, Research apartment, or other Short term contracts, you need to contact us since you have a special contract where there are other rules for subleasing.
Both the primary tenant and the subtenant need to fulfill our tenancy requirements. This means that both of you need to be a student at Chalmers University of Technology or the University of Gothenburg and be a member of the student union at your university. Please hand in your application to our customer service office, the processing time is four weeks. You will need approval from us to sublease your apartment. During the last time of your renting period, there is no possibility to sublease your apartment.
A new law from October 1, 2019, about subletting without permission and/or charging too much rent
From October 1, 2019, there is a new law for rented apartments. The new law contains stricter rules for subletting without permission and/or charging too much rent.
From October 1, 2019 there is a new law for rented apartments. The new law contains stricter rules for subletting without permission and/or charging too much rent. What can happen is that your tenancy lease is terminated without warning. We no longer need to give you a warning and therefore with the new law you have no chance for correction. (Earlier a warning was needed, and you had a chance for correction).
You need our approval for subletting.
Your contract can be terminated if you sublease without our permission or if you charge too much rent.
From October 1, 2019 you can get rid of your contract without notice if you sublease your apartment without the approval from your landlord.
How much rent can you charge?
The rent you change should be the same rent you pay to your landlord. If you rent out with your own furniture, you can add 15 % extra and you can also charge actual costs for electricity and internet if it is not included in the rent.
What happens if you break the law?
If you sublease without permission and also charge too much rent you can get a fine or even prison since it is illegal from October 1, 2019.
The rules do not apply retroactively
The new rules apply to agreements entered from October 1, 2019.
Rules for roommates
As long as you live in the apartment you have the right to have a roommate without our permission. The rent you charge should not be unreasonable.
Sharing the apartment
There is a possibility to share your apartment with a partner or a roommate. However, only one person is on the contract. If you want to share the cost of living you can rent out a room in your apartment. Please bear in mind that you will need to live in the apartment with your roommate, otherwise, it is considered to be wrongful subleasing. If you have any questions, please contact us!