Assignment and succession

Information about the transfer of a tenancy during the lifetime of a tenant.

Your home

As a tenant, there may be an option for succession or assignment of your tenancy.

Assignment

'Assignment' is the transfer of a tenancy during the lifetime of the tenant.

We will only carry out an assignment for secure and assured tenants in the following situations:

  • Passing a tenancy to someone who would have a right to succeed if the tenant died, where Charlton Triangle Homes have given their consent.
  • A mutual exchange with a tenant of a Registered Provider or local authority.
  • A court has ordered the transfer of tenancy as part of divorce or separation proceedings under matrimonial or family law.

When submitting an assignment request, we will need to obtain information to determine whether the applicant is eligible and the property would suit their needs.

We will always check your tenancy agreement before determining eligibility for an assignment or succession.

Succession

If you have a joint tenancy with someone else, the tenancy is automatically succeeded by the remaining joint tenant, where there has not already been a succession. If you have a sole tenancy, succession rights are dependent on the type of tenancy held.

You should always check your tenancy,  as succession rights vary depending on this. Only one succession is allowed – unless your tenancy agreement states otherwise – and there can only be one successor.

We will always check your tenancy agreement before determining eligibility for an assignment or succession.

 

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