Succession is the right of someone who lives with you to take over your tenancy when you die.
If a joint tenant dies, the tenancy can be succeeded by the surviving joint tenant.
If a sole tenant dies, then the tenancy may be succeeded by a family member.
Family members are defined as:
In both cases, the person wishing to succeed the tenancy must have:
If we agree that a family member can succeed this may not be to the same property. We have the right to make an offer of alternative accommodation. This might occur when the property has disabled adaptations which will not be used or where the property will be under or over-occupied.
We understand that this may be difficult for you when you are dealing with bereavement and also having to move home. If you feel you need extra support then please let us know.
To notify us of the death of a tenant, please complete our online form.
Lincolnshire Housing Partnership Limited registered as a charitable Community Benefit Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with registered number: 7748. Data Protection registration number: ZA345449 Registered Office: Westgate Park, Charlton Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1SQ