Transferring or taking over a council or housing association tenancy

Tenancy transfers

Are you a council or housing association tenant and need to move home? Find out about transfers to another council or housing association home in your area

Tenancy exchanges

If you rent from the council or a housing association, you may be able to swap homes through mutual exchange

Assigning a tenancy

Assigning a tenancy is legally transferring or 'signing over' a tenancy from one person to another. Not all tenants have the right to do this.

Can you inherit a council tenancy?

A council tenancy can usually only be inherited once. Joint tenants, married and unmarried partners and other relatives may qualify

Can you inherit a housing association tenancy?

Check what a housing association tenancy agreement says about the right to inherit the home. Succession rights may be more generous than you expect

What happens to a tenancy when the tenant dies?

Find out what happens to a tenancy when a council or housing association tenant dies