2.1 The aim of the policy is to ensure that succession applications are dealt with consistently, fairly and in accordance with legislation.
2.2 The specific objectives of the policy are to:
- Make best use of the council's available homes and to offer tenancies that best match the needs of individual households.
- Provide staff and tenants with a clear framework for managing and determining successions to tenancies.
- Set out the statutory rights available to succeed to a tenancy when a tenant passes away.
- Determine the circumstances where we might consider discretionary succession.