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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.

The following tells you what changes can be made.

Adding a joint tenant

You may wish to share the responsibility of your tenancy with someone who lives with you.

Download our 'Tenancy changes - adding a joint tenant' leaflet for details about applying for a joint tenancy.

If you meet the applicable criteria, please complete our online form.

Apply for a joint tenancy


Removing a name from a tenancy

This will be allowed if both tenants are in agreement. 

Download our 'Tenancy changes - removing a name from a joint tenancy' leaflet for details about removing a name from a tenancy.

Please note it is always advisable to seek independent legal advice.


Transferring 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 a year.

Download our 'Tenancy changes - transferring your tenancy to another person (by assignment)' leaflet for details about assigning a tenancy.

To apply you need to fill our online form

Assign your tenancy


Please note, the assignee/prospective tenant must register with the housing allocation scheme, Gateway to Homechoice. You can find out more and apply on our Gateway to HomeChoice section


Tell us about the death of a tenant

If a tenant dies leaving 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 apply for succession please email Tenancy Management with details of your request.

If a tenant dies and there is no other person living in the property, you will need to give notice to end the tenancy


Any other changes to your tenancy

If you wish to make any other changes,you will need to put your request in writing. Please enclose any supporting documentation such as a marriage certificate, deed poll or birth certificate, by emailing Tenancy Management

We may contact you to request further information. Once we have processed your application, we will let you know the outcome in writing.