On the death of a tenant, the tenancy can be inherited by another member of the household if it has been their main home. This is called succession.
One of the following people can inherit the tenancy:
- any other joint tenant
- partner (of either sex) who was living with you for at least six months beforehand
If none of the above people qualify or choose to inherit, the tenancy can pass to:
- another member of your family who was living with you when you died
- a carer who lives with you in your home and gave up their only or main home to care for you or a member of your family
These conditions do not always apply if the house was designed or substantially adapted for a person with special needs.
The tenancy can only be inherited twice.
For further information about succession please contact your Neighbourhood Housing Office.