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					 Angus Council ACCESS Offices are located at:
                       Arbroath
                                                                 Housefacts M13
  Old Parish Church, Kirk Square, Tel: (01241) 434212

                       Brechin
          36 Bank Street, Tel: (01356) 622184

                       Carnoustie
           26 High Street, Tel: (01241) 853335

                         Forfar
        Municipal Buildings, Tel: (01307) 464966

                       Kirriemuir
           5 Bank Street, Tel: (01575) 572845

                      Montrose
                                                                  Succession of
            Town House, Tel: (01674) 673280

                       Monifieth
                                                                    Tenancy
           81 High Street, Tel: (01382) 534900

    To contact any council service telephone
      the ACCESS Line on: 08452 777 778.
 email: housing@angus.gov.uk 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
                     provided.

                 Management
          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
    Problems                     House
                                                                                     William Wallace House
 M8 Buying your Council      M16 Abandonment of                                           Orchard Loan
    House                        Tenancy
                                                                                    Orchardbank Business Park
 M9 Repossession             M17 Keeping of Animals in                                  Forfar DD8 1WH
                                 Council Properties
                                                                                        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
                                                                    email: enquiries@scottishombudsman.org.uk
   before the death of the tenant,                                   website: www.scottishombudsman.org.uk

				
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