Succession following a tenant's death

A right to succession is a means of transferring your tenancy after your death to a qualifying person who resided with you in the house.

Every Scottish Secure Tenant (SST) has the right to succeed and legislation enables someone who was living in the home to seek the landlord’s permission to take over the tenancy after the tenants death.  This right does not apply to tenants with a Short SST.

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