Can I sublet my room?
The Housing Service has an answer to all your questions about subletting your room during your exchange.
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What about my room during my stay abroad?
When you go abroad in the context of a study exchange programme or for an internship, the possibilities for subletting depend of the type of room:
- If you rent a room on the private market, you can sublet your room. The landlord can only object if he has a valid reason for this, eg. the subtenant is not a student.
- If you rent a room in a subsidized residence, you can not sublet your room, only suspend it.
- If you rent a room in a non-subsidized residence, ask your residence manager about the options for suspending your contract.
How to sublet my room?
As a tenant, you keep the contract with the landlord and you conclude a subtenant contract with the subtenant.
Use the KU Leuven model contract for subletting.
Make sure that you subtenant has a good fire insurance policy.
You can sublet your room via Kotwijs.be, the KU Leuven room database.