Across jurisdictions, many lease agreements include a standard term for sublets and assignments saying that a tenant can sublet—as long as they get approval from the landlord. Most landlords will give a tenant the green light if presented with a qualified renter and a sublease agreement.
That said, there are some state-by-state (and even city-by-city) differences. For example, in New York and Chicago tenants have the absolute right to sublet, even if they are refused or ignored by their landlord. Alternatively, states like Texas have laws prohibiting subletting without a landlord's explicit consent.
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