Angus Council ACCESS Offices are located at:
Old Parish Church, Kirk Square, Tel: (01241) 434212
36 Bank Street, Tel: (01356) 622184
26 High Street, Tel: (01241) 853335
Municipal Buildings, Tel: (01307) 464966
5 Bank Street, Tel: (01575) 572845
Town House, Tel: (01674) 673280
81 High Street, Tel: (01382) 534900
To contact any council service telephone
the ACCESS Line on: 08452 777 778.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.angus.gov.uk
This leaflet can be translated, on request, into
other community languages.
For people with visual impairment, large
print, audio or braille versions can also be
Housefacts Leaflets M1 - M17
M1 Sub-Letting M10 Gardens, Common Areas
M2 Being a Good Neighbour and Stair Cleaning
M3 Homelessness M11 Lodger Permission
M4 Guidance for Dog M12 Ending your Tenancy
Owners M13 Succession of Tenancy
M5 Tenant Participation M14 Vehicles, Parking and
M6 Anti-Social Behaviour Garages
Orders M15 Operating a Business Published by:
M7 Help with Neighbour from your Council HOUSING
William Wallace House
M8 Buying your Council M16 Abandonment of Orchard Loan
Orchardbank Business Park
M9 Repossession M17 Keeping of Animals in Forfar DD8 1WH
Tel: (01307) 461460
In what circumstances can I succeed 3. he or she gave up another only or principal
someone else’s Tenancy? home before the death of the tenant.
On the death of a tenant, one of the following people If more than one person qualifies for the tenancy
in the order detailed below can inherit a tenancy. under Level 3, they must decide among themselves
Level 1 who should get the tenancy. If they cannot agree,
1. the tenant’s husband or wife or co-habitee, if the the Council will decide.
house was their only or principal home on the
What must I do if I think I am entitled to
tenant’s death or
succeed to the tenancy?
2. a joint tenant if the house was his or her only
If you are a qualified person as described above
principal home on the tenant’s death
then you should notify your local ACCESS Office in
In the case of a co-habitee, he or she must have writing that you wish to succeed the tenancy.
occupied the house as his or her only or principal Likewise, if you are a qualified person and you do
home for at least 6 months immediately before the not wish to succeed the tenancy then you should
tenant’s death. If more than one person qualifies advise the Council in writing. We will reply to any
under Level 1, they must decide among themselves request to succeed the tenancy within 28 days.
who will get the tenancy. If they cannot agree, the
Council will decide. Anything else?
If the house has been designed or substantially
Level 2 adapted for use of persons with special needs, then
If no-one qualifies at level 1, or a qualified person only those who meet the criteria of level one or
does not want the tenancy, it may be inherited by a those with special needs can succeed the tenancy.
member of the deceased tenant’s family as long as: Other persons who would otherwise have qualified
1. he or she is aged at least 16 at the date of the to succeed have the right to alternative suitable
tenant’s death, accommodation.
2. the house was his or her only or principal home A tenancy can only be succeeded twice. If you
at the date of death. would have been entitled to succeed the tenancy if
If more than one person qualifies for the tenancy it had not been for this rule then you are entitled to
under Level 2, they must decide among themselves remain in the house for a period of 6 months, but
who should get the tenancy. If they cannot agree, not as a Scottish Secure Tenant. We will endeavour
the Council will decide. to assist you to find suitable alternative
accommodation during this period. In certain
Level 3 circumstances we may allocate the house to you.
If no-one qualifies at Level 1 or 2, or a qualified
You have the right to make a complaint about a council service to
person does not want the tenancy, it will be the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman. Any such complaint must
inherited by a carer as long as: be submitted within 12 months of the day when you first had notice
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
of the matter you wish to complain about.
1. he or she is aged at least 16 at the date of the
tenant’s death, 4 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NS.
Tel: 0870 011 5378, Fax: 0870 011 5379.
2. the house was his or her only or principal home
before the death of the tenant, website: www.scottishombudsman.org.uk