Definition of sublet in US English:



[with object]
Pronunciation /səbˈlet//səbˈlɛt/
  • Lease (a property) to a subtenant.

    ‘I quit my job and sublet my apartment’
    • ‘Now he's back and he's subletting my roomate's room for a month.’
    • ‘He confirmed reports that some farmers in Mkushi farm bloc were subletting their farms.’
    • ‘It was during those visits that he noticed McLeish was subletting his office to law firms, a photocopier firm and the charity.’
    • ‘Those leaseholders subletting their homes will still have to pay for charges within the two week period.’
    • ‘Then, your Honours, under clause 6 one sees that, consent to, to put it shortly, subletting or parting with the possession or selling or transferring requires the ‘consent of the Minister’.’
    • ‘At the age of 26, I finally get my own place under my own name - sure, I'd spent the last year subletting random apartments, but they were all furnished.’
    • ‘Ted has sublet his apartment for the trip he didn't take, so Michael suggests he move in with him.’
    • ‘Short of the classifieds, how would you suggest one go about subletting his or her home.’
    • ‘They do not seek to incriminate, since practices such as subletting offices and employing relatives do not actually break any rules.’
    • ‘I have to move because the guy I'm subletting from is moving back after 2 years.’
    • ‘The respondent's lease contained a covenant against subletting; and the superior landlord might well wish to be heard on the question whether or not there was an existing sub-tenancy.’
    • ‘The landlord will help himself to half of your net profits from subletting.’
    • ‘I also think that anyone subletting their apartment or room for equal or less than the rent in this market is a fool, and is doing both themselves and the community a disservice.’
    • ‘In 1994, SkyDome Corporation took over the premises and sublet the property.’
    • ‘Senay is a hotel cleaner from Ankara, who fears the immigration police, because she is not supposed to have a job, nor make money from subletting her flat.’
    • ‘He had now bought and moved into a larger house in the suburbs and agreed to sublet the property for the remaining three months of his lease.’
    • ‘A lodging house is loosely defined as a single, detached home, usually divided into various rooms for student subletting purposes.’
    • ‘These restrictions automatically cut out many working class families as well as students or other renters subletting in older homes.’
    • ‘In the event of any such assignment, subletting or transfer, the Contractor shall be responsible for securing compliance with these conditions in every respect.’
    • ‘The 34-year-old self-employed relief herdsman was subletting a room from landlord Nigel Smith.’
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Pronunciation /ˈsəblet//ˈsəblɛt/
  • 1A lease of a property by a tenant to a subtenant; a sublease.

    • ‘Tenants may, and many do, sublet to others, becoming landlords themselves.’
    • ‘Davis Management Ltd. the lease contained a provision that the tenant could not assign or sublet without leave.’
    • ‘Yoder says he received no pay, but Bragg covered his rent in a New Orleans sublet and covered hotel, gas, and meal expenses whenever Yoder worked on a story that required him to travel.’
    • ‘It is unbearably slow and cumbersome, and it's not connecting students with leases and sublets as well as the old orange card system.’
    • ‘He pledged that the cash obtained from five sublets of his constituency offices when he was a Westminster MP would be paid back if the Commons instructed him.’
    • ‘Landlord forces new increase after sublet or assignment of lease. • No heat until or if landlord decides, if heating is included in the lease.’
    1. 1.1informal A property that has been subleased.
      • ‘Sandra Meader, a UW physics grad, rented a sublet for an eight-month lease for $150 a month, which she found posted on the SLC bulletin board.’
      • ‘I'm thinking about entering into a friendly agreement over an apartment sublet with someone I trust completely.’
      • ‘He may also be able to find a sublet, many of the med students go home for the summer, so he may be able to find a furnished room/apartment for cheap.’
      • ‘He rushed to register the sublet with the Commons authorities.’
      • ‘Harding's sublet came after a year of advertising for a tenant to occupy unused space.’