Reassign Your Contract

Looking To Reassign Your Contract?

Getting Started

Follow these simple steps to begin the process of reassigning your housing contract to another person.

  1. Locate a potential candidate. You will be responsible for locating the individual whom you would like to take over your contract.
  2. Have the incoming resident apply. The individual who is taking over your contract must apply and be approved before your reassignment is completed.
  3. Pay the assignment fee. The fee will need to accompany the Assignment Intent Form.


Once the incoming resident is approved in our system, the following steps will need to be verified before we can facilitate your reassignment:

  1. You must have a current balance of $0.
  2. All forms and fees are submitted and paid.
  3. You must turn in keys and an inspection of your unit completed by our office. Please note that you will need to coordinate with the incoming resident your expected move-out date.  Our office will need 48 hours to process your move-out, which would prevent the incoming resident from moving in any time within the 48-hour window.
  4. Incoming resident must move in, in order for the current resident to be fully released from the contract.

New Tenant

Prior to the incoming residents moving in, they will need the following items verified before we can issue keys:

  1. All fees paid, including first installment, insurance, parking, and any other applicable fees or premiums.
  2. Register vehicle, if applicable.
  3. Completed registration of SimpleBills account.
  4. Verified proof of insurance or enrolled in Landmark Liability Insurance.
  5. Acknowledge the 48-hour window before picking up the keys.
  6. If the incoming resident is taking the apartment “as-is,” the As-Is Agreement must be signed on the Resident Portal.

Housing Contract Reassignment FAQs

By reassigning your contract, you are releasing all obligations of the contract to an approved applicant to resume said obligations through the duration of the contract. When you Sub-lease the subtenant must pay rent and comply with the lease terms, but the principal tenant remains ultimately responsible for the lease. The Station Buffalo does not allow subleasing and reserves the right to remove any one person not legally covered under an executed contract.

Once you have completed the process to reassign your bedroom, an inspection of your unit will follow your move-out and retrieval of your keys. We will assess the current condition of your bedroom prior to anyone moving in and charge accordingly. The incoming resident will have 48 hours upon moving in to submit their own move-in inspections to notate any damages prior to their arrival. At that time, they assume all responsibilities in this bedroom moving forward.

The resident is ultimately responsible for securing a reassignment. The office may assist if the property has no vacancies during the lease term. Most residents find success utilizing various social media groups, such as the UB Subleasing Facebook group.

If you cannot successfully find someone to reassign your contract, we will remove the fee from your account and credit the amount paid onto your current account balance.

Yes. If you would like to take your contract back over, please contact the office and we will assist you in this process.

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