1116. Persons qualified to succeed the tenant in Wales (and, until a day to appointed, England).

A person is qualified to succeed the tenant1 under an introductory tenancy2 if he occupies the dwelling house3 as his only or principal home4 at the time of the tenant's death5, and either he is the tenant's spouse or civil partner6, or he is another member of the tenant's family7 and has resided with the tenant throughout the period of 12 months ending with the tenant's death8, unless, in either case, the tenant was himself a successor9. The tenant is himself a successor for these purposes if:

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    (1)     the tenancy vested in him by virtue of his succession to