Finding a Sublessee

JSM residents are responsible for finding their own sublessees. If you are looking for a sublessee you can place your information on JSM's online sublease referral list - Sublet Your Apartment Request Form. We also suggest you post a listing on Craigslist, Facebook or Reddit, and/or post flyers throughout campus. 


Preparing Your Sublease Agreement

  • We encourage both current residents and potential sublessees to review all detailed subleasing instructions and forms. This website contains forms required for signing the sublease agreement. Any additional forms can be emailed to residents.
  • If you are the current resident, make sure your Sublessee(s) fill out an Online Leasing Application. Each Sublessee must fill out his or her own leasing application. Any sublessee not passing the credit application will not be allowed to sign.
  • Sublessee(s) will need to provide a valid photo ID to the JSM office. Acceptable forms of ID include a US Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport. School IDs are not acceptable forms of ID. 
  • Prior to signing your sublease agreement, the two parties should determine sublease terms. These terms include rent rates, move-in and move-out dates, and security deposit. JSM strongly suggests that current residents take a security deposit of at least $200 per sublessee.
  • Once the terms have been decided, the current resident(s) must submit these terms to the JSM office by filling out the online Sublease Information Form . All information on this form is required to complete a sublease agreement. After submitting the form, residents and sublessees will be emailed by a JSM leasing agent within one week of the form being submitted. Residents may also email for information.
  • If this is a multi-roommate apartment, residents of the apartment will need to complete the Sublease Authorization Form. With this form, those not subleasing indicate which roommates may sublease and to whom. A JSM leasing agent will email this authorization form after the Sublease Information Form has been submitted to the office.
  • Make sure your apartment’s account balance is up-to-date. Current residents must pay any outstanding account balance in full before the sublease agreement will be signed.
  • A subleasing fee of $50 must be paid. This is a onetime payment due for each sublease agreement.
  • If a parking spot is also being subleased, aAgreement to Sublease Parking Space is to be completed by the original space owner and the person to whom the space is being sublet. Copies of the original parking lease may be requested by emailing


Summer Subleasing

  • Summer sublessee(s) as well as the original residents will need to pay their entire summer rent (May, June and July) to JSM at the time of the signing. Payments can be made with personal check, cashier’s check, money order or online credit or debit card.


Be aware of internet scams! If you receive a personal check from someone, make sure the check clears the bank before signing a document or sending money. Please see this site for examples of internet scams, and report suspicious activity to the Champaign or Urbana police department.