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An assignation is a means that allow tenants to pass the tenancy to someone else if they are leaving the tenancy and have no intention of returning to it. 

Every Scottish Secure Tenant (SST) and short SST has the right to seek their landlords permission to pass (assign) their home to a qualifying person and landlords have 28 days to make a decision and tell the tenant of the outcome. 

Landlords can only refuse permission if it is reasonable to do so. Examples of these reasons are outlined in housing legislation.

If you would like to talk to us about assigning your tenancy, call 0800 013 2196 or email: