Guide to Letting Property in France

17. Sub-Letting of a French Rental Property

The tenant does not have the right to sublet, assign or transfer all or part of the tenancy without the written consent of the landlord.

Where the consent of the landlord is obtained, the terms of the sub-letting can be freely negotiated between the tenant and the sub-tenant, except that neither the term of the sub-tenancy, nor the rental, can be greater than that in the head tenancy.

When the head tenancy comes to an end, the sub-tenant as no further rights to remain in the property, other than by consent of the landlord.

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