Information for leaseholders who live in our apartment blocks
Subletting is a process through which a tenant enters into a rental contract with you as a leaseholder in order to rent and live in your property. This contract is known as an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
Eligibility for shared owners and equity loan customers
If you are a shared owner, or if you bought your home with the help of an equity loan, your lease or legal charge strictly prohibits subletting. Which means that you are unable to sublet your home.
This is because we're obliged to protect the government funds provided to help you buy, by making sure the property is your main and only home.
We may consider a subletting request under extremely exceptional circumstances:
- Employment/job relocation – if you accept a work secondment to a different location which requires you to move home and will lose your job if you do not accept the proposition
- Caring for an immediate relative – if you are the next of kin or sole carer for a relative and need to provide full-time care (at least 30 hours per week)
- Remedial building safety work is required on the building meaning that the property is unable to be sold or is unmortgageable
Please note that choosing to accept a job offer abroad or in another location is not classed as job relocation.
Your request must be sent to our Subletting team by email at email@example.com.
We can only review requests in line with the above criteria and all requests are assessed on a case by case basis. Please do not make any arrangements unless you've received our formal approval, as subletting requests are not guaranteed.