I've been in a sublease for nearly 4 years. From what I've read, I understand that a sublease is temporary, while assignments are more permanent. My sublease, given the fact that I've lived in the unit for nearly 4 years, has not been temporary. My sublandlord is currently charging me $812.00 (my "share" of the rent, as I have a roommate in the second bedroom) which, per the agreement I signed in 2010, included utilities. She has since made me responsible for paying utilities, and so I would like to pay her just the rent amount, which would be $645.00 (actual rent alone for 2 bed/1 bath is $1290.00). I cannot afford rent and separate utilities unless I pay her only the $645.00. Can anyone offer any insight? I'm currently trying to find out of it is rent controlled, which I believe it is.