Am I allowed to sublet my room or studio?

Yes, you are! As a student, there will be times when you need to live somewhere else for a while. This might be because you will be studying abroad for a few months or doing a work placement on the other side of the country. In situations like this, you probably won't want to lose your room or studio in Maastricht. The good news is that if you are sure you will be returning to Maastricht, you are free to sublet your accommodation on a temporary basis.

How does that work?

  • You will need to arrange a subtenant yourself, by posting a message on the Facebook page rooms/kamer/zimmer in Maastricht, for example. Please note: the subtenant must be a student who has been issued with an enrolment certificate by an educational institution.
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  • Ask Woonpunt for permission to sublet your room or studio at least ten days before the start date required. This involves the submission of the completed request form and all relevant attachments.
  • Make sure that you do not have any rent arrears when you submit your request.
  • If we approve your request, you will be able to let someone else use your room or property for a certain period of time.
  • You will continue to be the official tenant and, as such, will continue to be responsible for paying rent and making sure that the accommodation is kept in a good state of repair.
  • You will be required to make agreements with your subtenant yourself about the payment of rent and the use of your accommodation, with or without furniture.

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