823. Succession to assured tenancies by certain statutory tenants.

Where the person who is the original tenant1 or the first successor2 dies after 15 January 19893, the provisions of the Rent Act 1977 that allow a spouse of a deceased tenant, or a family member, to succeed to a statutory tenancy4 are modified by the Housing Act 19885.

In any case where, by virtue of any provision that is modified in this way6, a person ('the successor') becomes entitled to an assured tenancy of a dwelling house7 by succession, that tenancy is a periodic tenancy arising8 by statute9, and it is one:


    (1)     taking effect in possession immediately after