1096. Persons qualified to succeed a tenant in England.

The following provisions came into force on 1 April 20121.

A person ('P') is qualified to succeed the tenant2 under a secure tenancy3 of a dwelling house4 in England5:

  1.  

    (1)     if:

      1.  

        (a)     P occupies the dwelling house as P's only or principal home at the time of the tenant's death6; and

      2.  

        (b)     P is the tenant's spouse or civil partner7;

  2.  

    (2)     if:

    1.  

      (a)     at the time of the tenant's death the dwelling house is not occupied by a spouse or civil partner of the tenant as his or her only or principal home8;

    2.  

      (b)     an express term of the tenancy9