Taking over a tenancy when someone dies
When a tenant dies, the tenancy may pass to a person who is qualified to succeed to it. This is usually a spouse, cohabittee or same sex partner, a family member, joint tenant or carer who has lived there as their only or principal home. Our successions leaflet explains this in more detail.
A landlord can refuse to allow this if the applicant does not qualify. If there has been a succession at the property already, a second succession may be considered, but not a third.
There are special rules associated with properties that are or could easily be adapted. These are specialist properties, and we will ensure they remain available for people with appropriate needs.