We have a tenant who has recently deceased who lived on his own. He has a next of kin who seems to be dealing with his affairs. At this stage, we do not know if the tenant has a will/executors etc. From a legal perspective are we allowed to deal with his next of kin ie letting them have access to his flat? Are we allowed to provide them with a key in order to clear his belongings? Do they have authority to end the tenancy? The tenant died already owing a month’s rent and the fire brigade forced entry to the property damaging the door and lock. There is a deposit but at what stage and who do we contact about getting it repaid to us. Thank you.
Succession Rights and Rights of Survivorship (England)
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