What is the difference between subletting and assigning a lease? You can assign your lease if you decide to leave your rental unit permanently during the course of the lease. You transfer your lease to someone else and have no further responsibilities as a tenant under the lease. Subletting, on the other hand, can be a temporary arrangement. When you sublet your apartment, you have the right to return when the sub-lease comes to an end. What does an assignment or sublet mean for the people involved?
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But tenants can only cancel a leases in special cases. What Is Resiliation of a Lease? Resiliation means cancelling or breaking a lease. You can cancel a lease only in special cases. Cancelling a lease is not the same as not renewing a lease. Also, if the lease says your landlord has to heat your apartment, she has to heat it properly. To learn more about heating your apartment, see our article Heating and Rental Housing.
Spousal or Sexual Violence You can cancel your lease if your safety, or that of a child living with you, is threatened because of spousal or sexual violence. In the case of spousal violence, the violent behaviour must come from a spouse or former spouse including an unmarried partner. Special Needs You can also cancel your lease in the following situations: You are moving to low-rent housing. You have a disability that prevents you from continuing to live in your apartment. But you must take some steps before you can leave your apartment.
Other Situations If none of the above cases apply to you, you can try to reach an agreement with your landlord to end the lease early. Make sure the agreement is in writing and your landlord signs it. The agreement should state the following things: the landlord agrees to end the lease the new date when the lease will end any other information you think is important You can also sublet your apartment or assign your lease.
In these cases, you must notify your landlord and give your landlord the contact information of the person who will sublet your apartment or take over your lease. Your landlord must agree to the sublet or assignment unless she has good reason to refuse. There are important differences between subletting an apartment and assigning a lease. To learn more, see our article Assigning a Lease or Subletting If you just leave and take your belongings.
Your lease ends but not your responsibilities! You might be responsible for paying the rent until the landlord finds a new tenant, and any damage caused to the apartment. This article explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice. Articles in the category "Tenants".
A Tenant's Right to Cancel a Lease
But tenants can only cancel a leases in special cases. What Is Resiliation of a Lease? Resiliation means cancelling or breaking a lease. You can cancel a lease only in special cases.
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Assigning a Lease or Subletting