To determine whether you can sublet your home or have a lodger, it's essential to refer to your tenancy agreement, as it will outline the specific permissions regarding such arrangements. In most cases, seeking permission from SNG and providing a written explanation of your situation is necessary. 

There are various valid reasons for requesting to sublet your home, such as work commitments, family obligations, or long-term travel plans. If you find yourself in any of these situations, you may seek our consent to sublet your home. 

However, it's important to note that subletting your home without obtaining permission is considered unlawful and may lead to legal consequences. SNG has the right to take legal action against tenants who engage in unauthorised subletting. Unlawful subletting includes scenarios where you sublet your home without requesting our permission or sublet despite our refusal. In such cases, we can initiate eviction proceedings due to the breach of your tenancy agreement. 

It is important to mention that in sheltered housing, permission to sublet your home is generally not granted, as specific criteria and assessments apply to nominations.