Nearly any residential property qualifies for subletting, but the tenant must first check with the landlord to determine whether she or he may sublet the space. Examples of properties that tenants often sublet include basement suites, garages, storage properties, apartments, houses, duplexes, mobile homes, condos and townhouses. Tenants may sublet a single room in a house, condo or apartment.
No matter the property, sublandlords must specify how subtenants may use the space. Subtenants may want to operate a business out of the room or unit, but they may only do so if the original tenant's lease permits running a business on the premises. The person subletting the space may seek the landlord's permission to allow the subtenant to use the unit or room for an additional purpose.