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Ending a Tenancy (England) | England | Rent Act Tenancies (England)

Death of regulated tenant – second successor

18 Nov 2021 | 1 comment

Hi

Sadly my tenant passed away recently (regulated tenancy).  The family do not wish to live at the property anymore and no one has lived with the tenant in the two years preceding their death.

What steps do I need to advise the executor to take to conclude the tenancy. They have advised me verbally that there is no successor but have not put it in writing. I don’t want to be seen to be persuading or coercing.

Any advice would be greatly revived.

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  1. guildy

    As you say, it sounds like there’s no succession to an assured tenancy or anything.

    The tenancy doesn’t end on death, but instead passes to the estate.

    As you’re in contact, all you really need is the keys because although they could technically be liable to give notice, you can equally agree to not require any notice and just surrender the tenancy. Handing over the keys will do that sufficiently.

    You could always write an email confirming receipt of the keys and that everything is now at an end.

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