Succession, Assignment & Tenancy Changes
A tenancy agreement is an important legal contract between our tenant(s) and the Council. It contains the conditions of tenancy.
If your circumstances change you can make a request to change your tenancy.
This webpage provides information about what changes can be made.
Add a joint tenant
You may wish to share the responsibility of your tenancy with someone who lives with you.
Apply for a joint tenancy
If you meet the applicable criteria, please complete our online form.
Remove a name from a tenancy
This will be allowed if both tenants are in agreement.
'Tenancy changes - removing a name from a joint tenancy' leaflet additional notes
This leaflet (Tenancy changes - removing a name from a joint tenancy) provides details about removing a name from a tenancy.
Our telephone number is now 0300 123 4000
Please note it is always advisable to seek independent legal advice.
Transfer your tenancy (by assignment)
If you are looking to move, you can apply to assign (transfer) your tenancy. This needs to be to a qualifying person who has lived with you for at least one year.
This leaflet (Tenancy changes - transferring your tenancy to another person (by assignment)) provides details about assigning a tenancy.
Apply to assign your tenancy
To apply, you need to fill out our online form.
Please note, the assignee/prospective tenant must register with the housing allocation scheme Gateway to Homechoice. Apply on our Gateway to HomeChoice section
Tell us about the death of a tenant
If a tenant dies and leaves someone else living in the home, they may be able to take over the tenancy. This is known as a succession.
A secure periodic tenancy can only be transferred once. No further statutory successions can be claimed by any other occupier. Please refer to the tenancy agreement for further information.
If you wish to notify us of a tenant's death and apply for succession, please complete our online form.
If a tenant dies and there is no other person living in the property, you will need to give notice to end the tenancy
Other tenancy changes
If you wish to make any other changes, you will need to put your request in writing.
Please email Tenancy Management with your request. Make sure to include any supporting documents, such as a marriage certificate, deed poll or birth certificate.
We may contact you to request further information.
Once we have processed your application, we will let you know of the outcome in writing.