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“What happens to a tenancy when a tenant dies?” is one of the most common questions posed on our advice line. It is important for landlords to understand the law relating to succession and inheritance of tenancies as well as discretionary rights which may allow a person to be granted a new tenancy after a tenant dies. Donna McCarthy will take you through these key legal principles and how they can be applied in practice.
About the Speaker:
Donna McCarthy – Partner, Devonshires
Donna heads up a team advising on all aspects of housing management law and practice, acting for Local Authorities, Registered Providers and private landlords in complex litigation, including possession proceedings; actions to restrain Anti-Social Behaviour; injunctions and disrepair actions. She also advises social landlords on matters of housing policy and procedure. She has particular specialism in matters relating to mental health, capacity and safeguarding. In the past year, she has dealt with a number of cases relating to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) including London and Quadrant HT v Patrick  EWHC 1263 (QB) and Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group  EWCA Civ 1334.