There are a number of ways you can change your tenancy.
Assigning a tenancy
One we receive an application or enquiry, the Resident Services Officer will investigate the circumstances. If any tenant has any outstanding rent, the request will be refused.
Joint to sole
If you have a joint tenancy and one person wishes to leave, you must:
Ensure the person leaving is willing to give up their tenancy
Ensure your rent account is clear and remains clear.
Provide income details for remaining resident.
The perosn leaving must sign a legal Joint to sole notice to quit, which you can request from us.
Give us time to assess the change (usually a minimum of 4 weeks)
Not assume that the tenancy has changed until you receive written confirmation.
Your tenancy agreement will state if you have the right of succession. You are only permitted one succession during the term of any tenancy. Succession may only happen upon the death of a tenant. We will need to see a death certificate and you will need to provide income details of the succeeding tenant.
A decision will need to be made about the suitability of the succeeding tenant. Each case will be considered on its merits. As a general rule, it is acceptable to change the tenancy to one who would, in the event of the tenant’s death, be considered as a successor tenant.
You must give us time to assess the change (usually a minimum of 4 weeks). If successful the tenancy will start on the Monday after the date of death. The succeeding tenant must be available to sign a tenancy agreement and will take on the responsibilities of that tenancy.
Consideration will also be given to the suitability of the occupant(s) to the size and type of the accommodation as well as any previous tenancy conduct which may need to be taken into account.
Do not assume that the tenancy has changed until you receive written confirmation.