Right to Succession
Our approach to granting successions when a person takes over a tenancy when the tenant dies.
Succession is a legal term used when a person takes over a tenancy when the tenant dies. We call a person who inherits a tenancy the successor.
If you need to make a request for succession, you can find out more about your rights and how we manage the process in our Succession Policy, which covers three types of succession
- Survivorship – when a joint tenant dies and the remaining joint tenant succeeds to the tenancy.
- Statutory succession – where succession rights are granted by law to a partner of a statutory/protected, secure or assured tenant or a family member of a statutory/protected or secure tenant.
- Contractual successor – where the Bernicia Group’s tenancy agreement(s) give qualifying family members of assured tenants the equivalent rights of succession to secure tenants
This has come at a really good time just when we needed it. The house is perfect with two bedrooms – we wouldn’t have been able to afford it without the shared ownership scheme.