Taking over a tenancy

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Succession of a tenancy in the event of the tenant dying

If a tenant dies certain people have the right to take over the tenancy, as long as the deceased tenant didn't take over the tenancy in the same circumstances. These people could be a joint tenant, the tenant’s wife, husband or partner or a member of the family who has lived with the tenant for 12 months or more prior to the tenants' death.

Please follow this link for more information about the succession of a tenancy in the event of the tenant dying.

Assignment of Tenancy

An assignment of tenancy (also known as a succession of tenancy is when a tenant wishes to pass on their tenancy to another person. This person could be the tenants' wife, husband or partner, or a member of their family. Please follow this link for more information on assignment of tenancy.