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Your spouse would normally be able to stay in your council home if you as the the person named on the tenancy agreement dies i.e. succession. He will take over your tenancy.
He will be responsible for paying the rent if he takes over the tenancy and will be liable for the rent from the date the previous tenant in this scenario you, dies.
His being able to stay in your home and take over the tenancy will depend on things like:
- if he lived with you before you die - it will only count if it was his main home and not a temporary one
- if you were living together as a couple
- if he was related to the person who died
- how long you lived with the person who died
- the type of tenancy you had and how long you had it for
- what the tenancy agreement says - it might give him more rights to take over the tenancy
Usually, there can only be one succession to a tenancy. If a succession has already happened, for example when one partner dies and the other one takes over the tenancy, it can't usually happen again. This means when the second partner dies, no one else will be able to take over the tenancy even your grandson.
Whether or not your husband can pass his rights to your grandson will depend on your tenancy agreement - it might say succession can happen more than once or that the right can be waived.
You will need to check what type of tenancy you have - once you know this, you'll be able to check the succession rights.
Camden Council will have that information, if you do not know.