I have been living in a property, but my name is not on the rent book and the person whose name is on the rent book has just died. What can I do ?
If you were a member of the tenant's family then you may be able to take over the tenancy after their death.
A member of the family means the following:
brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, mother, father, son, daughter, grandparents, grandchildren, husband, wife or unmarried partner.
If you were not married to the tenant you have to have been living with the tenant for at least 12 months before the tenant died and the property must have been your only home.
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