“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. Landlords will also need to be aware of situations when they should give consideration to the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998. We will take you through these key legal principles and how landlords can seek possession of properties following the death of a tenant.
About the Speaker:
Donna McCarthy, Partner, Housing Management & Property Litigation
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.
Georgia Goddard, Paralegal, Housing Management & Property Litigation
Georgia assists solicitors with a variety of issues in relation to social housing such as disrepair, possession, gas injunctions and anti-social behaviour.