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Subletting Laws in Massachusetts

When it comes to subletting in Massachusetts, a lot depends on the lease. Most tenants have to get their landlord's permission to legally sublet.


In Massachusetts, a tenant is free to sublet if the lease doesn't mention or prohibit subletting. As Massachusetts Legal Help explains:

If your lease does not mention or prohibit subletting, you are free to do so. Most leases require that a landlord give written consent before you can sublet. If this is the case, contact the landlord and try to get her written consent before subletting.

Tenants who need approval for a sublet should reach out to their landlord in writing to request special permission.

The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice.


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