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Ash, Solicitor
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Himy mother lived in private landlord property for over

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Himy mother lived in private landlord property for over 40years she had a regulated sister lived with her as a carer my mother passed away and I thought my sister had informed landlord she has not and still wishes to stay at property .she has not been well and is struggling to cope with my mothers death have you any advice on what to do
Many thanks
Sherylle Scoular

Hello Sherylle my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Has there been a succession to the tenancy before please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My mother took over from my father when he passed away

Only one person is allowed to succeed to a regulated tenancy. Joint succession is not allowed. A regulated tenancy can be passed to a husband, wife, civil partner or someone else living with the tenant when the tenant dies. The tenancy remains a regulated tenancy if it is is inherited by the husband, wife, civil partner or someone else and no one else has previously inherited the tenancy.

But if it has been succeeded once, sadly it can not be again. That means that your sister would have to move out, once the Landlord finds out.

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi my sister also cared for our father before he passed could she go for an assured tenancy.
If so is there a time limit ?
Due to fragile health I need to get this right
Thank you ash

Sadly you are only entitled to ONE succession and there is no time limit.

It passed from your Dad to Mum.
I am sorry.

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