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We offer expert advice to council and housing association tenants on assignments of their tenancies and those who have rights of Succession. This means that the tenancy may be passed to you by the tenant who has passed away. If you were the deceased tenant's partner, you will be the first in line to succeed to the tenancy, followed by other members of the family. In any succession case, you will need to prove you lived with the deceased tenant continuously for 12 months prior to the date of their death and you lived at the address as your only and principal home.

Succession can only happen once. This means that if you have already succeeded to the tenancy following the death of your partner, a member of your family could not succeed following your death.

For advice please contact Jatinder Sandhu on 020 7700 0265 or email at

(updated 12.05.23)

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