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Tenant assignment rights

This content applies to England

Tenants' rights to pass on their public and private sector tenancies.

The law differs depending on the type of tenancy, and before reading this section, it would be useful to refer to other parts of the Security of tenure section.

The transfer of a tenancy when the tenant dies is known as a succession. See the section on Succession for more information.

When the tenant grants a further tenancy to another person, this is known as a subtenancy. See the section on Subtenancies for more information.

Assignment of a tenancy

The definition of assignment, and the requirements for assigning a tenancy. 

Assignment for secure, flexible, demoted and introductory tenancies

Information about assignment of secure, flexible and demoted tenancies. 

Assignment for regulated tenancies

Assignment for tenancies regulated under the Rent Act 1977, covering protected, protected shorthold and statutory tenancies in the private rented sector 

Assignment for assured, assured shorthold, and demoted tenancies

Information about assignment of assured, assured shorthold and demoted tenancies. 

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