Subletting is an arrangement between a current tenant, a "substitute" tenant, and the property owner. The arrangement permits the "substitute" to reside in your apartment and pay your share of or all of the rent. While subletting works well for many, it should be noted that not all property owners permit this. When roomates are involved, they too have the right of refusal. When subletting, the tenant who originally signed the lease remains ultimately responsible for any missed rent or damages. For more details and legal specifics about subletting, please visit the Tenant Resource Center.