Changing Your Tenancy
Tenants can apply for permission to sub-let, take in a lodger, assign the tenancy to someone else, carry out a mutual exchange, or change to a joint tenancy. Applications made must be in writing. Lochfield Park retains the right to refuse permission on reasonable grounds.
Succession of Tenancy
A Scottish Secure Tenancy can be succeeded to twice.
Each time, there are three levels of priority:
- first priority goes to the surviving spouse, co-habitee of either sex (providing the house has been their only or principal home for at least 6 months before the tenant’s death) or joint tenant; this part of the Act give equal succession rights to same sex couples;
- second priority (if nobody qualifies or chooses to succeed from the first priority group) goes to other members of the tenant’s family, providing that the house was their only or principal home at the time of the tenant’s death;
- third priority (if nobody in any of the above categories qualifies or chooses to succeed) goes to carers aged at least 16 where the house was their only principal home at the time of the tenant’s death and where they have given up their only or principal home to care for the tenant or a member of the tenant’s household.
Family members and tenants do not have the right to succeed the to the tenancy of a property which has been designed or adapted for someone with special needs, but they are entitled to be rehoused elsewhere by Lochfield Park.