There are a number of circumstances why you might want to move home.
If you would like to move home or your circumstances have changed, there are a number of options available, including:
- Giving your tenancy to someone you live with – Assignment of Tenancy
- When a tenant passes away – Succession
Giving your tenancy to someone you live with - Assignment of Tenancy
You can apply to give your tenancy to another person that you live with so they can keep the tenancy if you move out or die. This is called ‘assigning your tenancy’ to someone. You can only assign your tenancy to someone who would be eligible to take on the tenancy if you were to die, by succession. This depends on your relationship to the tenant.
Assigning the tenancy doesn’t create a new one. It’s giving your tenancy rights to another person. Once you have assigned your tenancy you will no longer have any rights to occupy the property. If you would like more information about this, please speak to your Housing Officer.
When a tenant passes away – Succession
When a tenant dies, their tenancy does not automatically end. Some people have the right to take over the tenancy. This is known as ‘succession’.
The right to succeed to a tenancy normally depends on:
- How you are related to the tenant who died?
- How long you have lived together?
There are strict rules about who can ‘succeed’ to a tenancy, and for more information, please speak to your Housing Officer.