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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.
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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.

Any questions?

Check the Frequently Asked Questions section on our website.

Or contact an advisor from the Study Advice Service for more information or guidance.