Assured Shorthold Tenancy
Fixed term tenancies
The general law applies. Where joint tenants hold a fixed term, the survivors become the tenants. If a sole tenant dies the tenancy dissolves according to his will or on intestacy – see below under general law.
Periodic tenancies – joint tenancies
In the case of a periodic tenancy (including a statutory periodic tenancy) held by joint tenants, where one of the joint tenants dies the general law applies and the survivors become the tenants.