A tenant cannot assign or sublet a lease without the landlord’s consent.
14-Day Consent Period
If a tenant requests permission from the landlord to approve a sublease, the landlord must respond within 14 days and can only be rejected for the following:
- Insufficient credit standing or financial responsibility;
- Number of persons in the household;
- Number of persons under 18 years of age in the household;
- The unwillingness of the prospective occupant to assume the same terms as are included in the existing rental agreement;
- Proposed maintenance of pets;
- Proposed commercial activity; or
- Written information signed by a previous landlord, which shall accompany the rejection, setting out abuses of other premises occupied by the prospective occupant.
If the landlord fails to approve or reject a sublease within 14 days or does not provide a rejection for the above-mentioned reasons, the tenant will be considered to be presumed.
Source: § 34.03.060