Rental Housing Subletting Guidelines
Sublets Offered by Current Residents
Below are Rental Housing Subletting Guidelines for faculty and staff in College housing, not on an approved leave, who are planning to offer their unit as a sublet.
If you are a current rental housing resident and (1) are planning to offer your unit as a summer sublet or (2) do not plan on returning to your unit for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021, you may offer your unit as a sublet. Below are the guidelines for those interested in these options.
Resident agrees to follow the Guidelines outlined below:
- You must notify the Real Estate office of your desire to sublet your unit at least 30 days before the start of the desired sublet.
- The term of the sublet cannot be less than 30 days.
- Those interested in a sublet will contact the College resident directly.
- You will remain responsible to the College for any damage to the unit beyond normal wear and tear. Any liability for damages by the subletter must be settled between the resident and the subletter.
- You will remain obligated to the College for payment of rent and utility charges as well as the condition of the premises (as defined in the License Agreement) during the term of the sublet. Regular payroll withholdings will continue during the duration of the sublet, and you are responsible for collecting rent and utility payments directly from the subletter.
- You will remain obligated to the College for payment of rent and utility charges even if the subletter makes adjustments to the dates of their occupancy or if no subletter is found for your unit.
- If you have items that you do not want to leave for the subletter’s use, you must make arrangements for outside storage. You will not be able to store items in a locked closet or bedroom.
- You are responsible for cleaning the unit. The College is not responsible for cleaning the unit at any time during the sublet term.
- You are responsible for providing keys to the subletter. Facilities will not provide keys to subletters.
Please note: we will continue the practice of not allowing units to be advertised with online platforms individually including the Switchboard, Craig’s List, Airbnb, etc., but the College will periodically advertise the list of available units on Switchboard and in Daily Messages.
Here is a link to the units that are being offered as sublets for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters: https://real-estate.williams.edu/fall-2020-spring-2021-sublets/
For full information on Subletting of College Rental Housing, refer to Section III-G of the Faculty Handbook: https://faculty.williams.edu/faculty-handbook and the Administrative Staff Handbook: https://handbooks.williams.edu/staff/benefits/benefits-other/rental-housing-program.