Council Tenants - Subletting Your Home

If you are a tenant and you rent out all or part of your home to someone else, this is called subletting. You may want to do this if you need to go away for a period of time, due to work or family commitments, or long-term travel plans.

If you have a Scottish secure tenancy, or a short Scottish secure tenancy, you have the right to sublet your home, but only if you have our written permission. If you do not let us know, you may lose your tenancy rights.

You can apply to sublet your home (PDF) and we will send you our written decision within 28 days of receiving your application.

We will consider a number of things when looking at your application, including the length of sublet and the amount of rent you will be charging the sub-tenant.

If you sublet, you will still be our tenant and have responsibility for meeting the conditions of the tenancy agreement, including paying the rent. If you decide that you no longer want to sublet your home, you should ask the tenant to leave and either return to the home yourself, or end your tenancy.

View our leaflet on subletting  your home (PDF).

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