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I have a tenant in a cottage with an assured agricultural

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I have a tenant in a cottage with an assured agricultural tenancy. His son's girlfriend, who lives in the cottage with the tenant, his wife and son, is now making the rental payments. Does this give the lady any rights to taking the tenancy when the current tenant dies?
Thanks for any help you can give.
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John
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
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No. There can be a successor to the tenancy but the details are below.
A close relative of a deceased tenant may apply for succession to the tenancy within three months of the tenant’s death. The application will suspend any notice to quit given by the landlord on the tenant’s death. Two tenancies by succession can be granted, so it is possible for the tenant’s family to work the holding for three generations. But the girlfriend is not a close relative.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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