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Tenant assignment rights

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Tenants' rights to pass on their public and private sector tenancies, requirements and procedure for assignment.

Assignment of a tenancy

Requirements and formalities for assigning a tenancy, and liability for rent arrears of old and new tenants. 

Assignment for secure, flexible and introductory tenancies

Limited circumstances that allow assignment of secure, flexible, introductory, and local authority demoted tenancies. 

Assignment for regulated tenancies

Assignment of protected, protected shorthold, some agricultural, and statutory tenancies in the private rented sector. 

Assignment for assured and assured shorthold tenancies

Assignment of assured, assured shorthold, PRPSH demoted tenancies, and some agricultural tenancies depends on the terms of the tenancy agreement. 

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