Subletting an apartment

If you plan on subletting an HFAB apartment, you must always make sure that subletting is authorised by us. You’ll know this when a copy of the application submitted to us by the primary tenant is mailed to your home. We’ll notify you whether you have the right to sublet or not. 

Note! The contractual relationship is always with the primary tenant. As a subletting tenant, you are in other words only notified in the application whether the rental is approved or not – it is not considered an agreement between you and HFAB or between you and the primary tenant.

To keep in mind as a subletting tenant:

  • If you want to be a subletting tenant in one of our apartments, you must not have any rent arrears to or a mismanaged relationship with HFAB
  • As a subletting tenant, you can never take over the rental agreement.
  • Always have valid home insurance!
  • Never sublet an apartment without drawing up an agreement between you and the primary tenant. Sample agreements are available at Hyresgästföreningen (the Tenants’ Association) or for purchase in the bookstore.

We take unauthorised subletting very seriously and might blacklist a primary tenant for two years if he or she sublets without permission.

If you want to know more about the rules for subletting, please contact Hyresnämnden (the Rent Tribunal).

We conduct regular checks of the apartments. If you would like to read more about subletting, please see our complete guidelines (in swedish).