Succeeding a tenancy
On the death of a tenant, the tenancy may pass to a qualified person as described in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 as amended in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 and in the Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement. (Succession can only take place on the death of a tenant). There are three levels of priority for succession to a Scottish Secure Tenancy. In all cases, regardless of the level of priority, the house must have been the only or principal home of the qualifying person at the time of the tenant's death. There is no minimum residency time period for a surviving spouse or joint tenant. However, for all other qualifying persons there is a minimum 12 month residency requirement. This 12 month period cannot begin unless the Association has been informed in writing that the individual is living in the property as their only or principal home and the Association must have given consent. For further information on the Succession to Tenancy, please see our Tenancy Management Policy for more information. You can also contact our office where a member of staff will be able to provide you with advice and assistance.