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Assured tenancies assignment and succession

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The rules on assignment and succession for assured tenancies.

Assignment is the transfer of an interest in a property (eg a tenancy) to another person. Assignment, with the consent of the landlord, is possible in certain circumstances for some assured tenancies.[1]

Succession is the transfer of a property from the tenant to the spouse or civil partner or member of the family upon the tenant's death. There is provision for one statutory succession to an assured tenancy if certain conditions are fulfilled.[2]

[1] s.15 Housing Act 1988.

[2] s.17 Housing Act 1988 as amended by Sch.8 Civil Partnership Act 2004.

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