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Succession of Tenancy

For tenants who transferred from Stafford Borough Council on 6 February 2006, there is a right of succession on the death of a tenant, including the death of a joint tenant to:
•the spouse or partner of that tenant; or
•another member of the tenant’s family who has lived with the tenant throughout the period of twelve months up to the tenant’s death. The 12 months period relates to living with the tenant, not in the property. If the tenant has moved within the last 12 months, the period the successor lived with the tenant at the previous address would count, providing there was no break in them living together.

For those who signed as tenants of Stafford and Rural Homes after 6 February 2006, there is a right of succession on the death of a tenant, including the death of a joint tenant, to the spouse or partner of that tenant only.

Unless, in either case, the tenant was himself a successor after the transfer to Stafford and Rural Homes on 6 February 2006.

At the time of the tenant’s death, the applicant must have been occupying the dwelling as their only or principal home.

You can download a Succession form, or contact us to request one. It must be filled in and signed as a hard copy.

For more information about succession please contact us.

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