Succession policy

Policy statement

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.