If you were granted this tenancy on the transfer of your home from Bolton Council to us, we will not take account of any successions before the date of the transfer.
‘Succession’ describes the means by which a tenancy is legally altered following the death of the existing tenant. It is important to know whether the deceased tenant had previously succeeded to the tenancy. If this is the case then no further right of succession exists.
If a tenant dies and the tenancy is a joint tenancy, the remaining joint tenant will automatically succeed to the tenancy.
You can also succeed to a tenancy if you are:
- The spouse of a sole tenant who has been living with the tenant at the time of death and the premises remains their only or principal home (the surviving spouse takes absolute precedence over any other claimant)
- Any other member of the tenant’s family providing that they have lived with the tenant for at least twelve months prior to the tenant’s death. Proof of occupancy for this period will need to be provided.
If you want to know more about succession rights please contact your local neighbourhood office.
This is where one tenant exchanges properties with another tenant. Before you can exchange you must first have the consent of Bolton at Home and /or the consent of another Registered Social Landlord if you wish to exchange with a tenant from another housing association.
For more information on mutual exchanges please contact our Moving Options officer on 01204 338477. For more information on transferring to another Housing Association property please click here.