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Sublet Service

What is Subletting or Subleasing?

Subletting, or subleasing, is when a person who has their name on a lease with a landlord (TJU/PMC) rents (or sublets) their room or apartment to another person. The original tenant remains on the lease and continues to be responsible for all lease provisions and for the actions of her/his subletter till the end of the agreement. The sublet agreement is separate from the lease between the primary tenants and landlord.

Who can Sublet or Sublease?

Sublet: Students who are currently living on-campus in Barringer, Orlowitz or Martin may sublet their room/apartment for a portion or the duration of their housing agreement. This is a viable option for students that will leave campus for a short period of time (ex: clinical rotation).

Sublease: Any Thomas Jefferson University affiliate is eligible to sublease from a current student on a short term basis. This includes full and part-time students, employees, fellows, resident physicians, guest observers, and lecturers.

How to Sublet your Space

Find someone!

  • Any Thomas Jefferson University affiliate is eligible to sublet on a short term basis. This includes full and part-time students, employees, fellows, resident physicians, guest observers, and lecturers.

Advertise

  • The current resident should complete the Sublet Posting Form online.
  • Once the form has been submitted, your information will be added to the "Current Student Sublet Openings" listing at the top of this page for other people to view who might be looking for short-term housing options on-campus.

Get Approved

  • Once a verbal agreement is reached with an eligible Jefferson affiliate, the current resident should complete and submit the Sublet Form.
  • After completing the Sublet Form, the Resident should direct the incoming Subletter to complete the Sublet Agreement Application on the Housing Portal.
  • Once the Subletter has completed the Sublet Agreement Application on the Housing Portal, a member of the DHRL Staff will reach out to the Subletter to confirm the details of their affiliation with Jefferson and move-in infomation.
  • All of the above procedures must be completed before the sublet is officially approved.

Logging onto the Housing Portal

  • Current students can log onto the Housing Portal using their campus key and password.
  • Subletters who are not current students will have to create an Affiliate account to log onto the Housing Portal. This can be done by clicking on the "Register as a Jefferson Affiliate" link near the Log-in button on the main Housing Portal page.

Resident's Responsibilities

Your Responsibility Before Departure:

  • Keys:  Provide all keys for the Subletter will need to access your apartment or room. No extra keys will be given out.
  • Contact Information: Leave your mailing address and phone number with the Subletter and with the front desk of your building in case the Subletter or DHRL need to contact you.

Subletter's Responsibilities

Prior to moving in, the Subletter(s) should:

  • View a copy of the appropriate Apartment/Residence Hall Handbook to be aware of all residence hall policies and procedures. The handbooks are available on the housing webpage under Handbooks & Policies.
  • Be familiar with the monthly payment process. Housing fees are due by the 10th of each month as usual. Any late fines, returned checks, and/or lost card or key charges are the occupant’s responsibility.
  • For Barringer and Orlowitz Apartment Living: Philadelphia Management Company will accept checks or money order from the Subletter on the resident's behalf. The Subletter should write the building, apartment number, and telephone number on the check.
  • Martin Residence Hall:  Since Housing fees are posted on the Resident's Banner web account, the Subletter(s) will need to pay the Resident directly.

The Subletter(s) are entitled to receive mail “in care of” the resident. Subletters can use all building facilities with proper identification.

If you are a Current Resident and looking for someone to sublet your space, fill out a Sublet Posting Form below:

If you are a Current Resident and found someone to sublet your space, fill out the Sublet Form below:

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