If someone were to offer up their lease in a living space that they were signed to without properly subleasing it through property management, are they legally allowed to collect rent in the state of Washington? The correspondence in doing this was done through text message and had no clear date of repayment outlined.
Edit for further clarity: There was an agreement for a friend to live in a space that was signed for under someone else’s name for the summer. There was an expectation for the friend to pay the person who held the lease to pay for his time living there. Through none of this was the lease signed over to the friend who was living there. The original tenant was also not present for the entirety of this period.