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Sorry to hear about your brother.
Regarding succeeding the Council flat, you can get it in your name.
When a council tenant dies, the secure tenancy passes to the tenant's husband or wife, partner or family member. This is called succession, and the person who gets the tenancy is called the successor.
Your right to inherit a council tenancy depends on:
your relationship with the tenant
the type of tenancy they had
when the tenancy started
If you inherit a tenancy, it will be the same type of tenancy as that of the person who died with the same rent and rights.
The council may ask you to provide evidence about who you are, your relationship with the tenant who died and how long you had lived with them.
Mostly only one succession is allowed for council tenancies. So, you can get in touch with the council/housing association to get the council tenancy of that flat in your name.
There is 6 months notice period for evicting all tenants , currently in effect, due to COVID 19.