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Tenants who cannot sign a termination form or who have passed away
What if the tenant is unable to sign a termination form
because of health reasons?
Sometimes a tenant is unable to sign a
termination form because of health reasons. A relative can sign the
termination form on the tenant’s behalf if they have one of the
- power of attorney;
- a letter of administration;
- written confirmation from a doctor or social worker that the
tenant is unable to return home.
What if the tenant has passed away?
While we would normally require four weeks
notice to end a tenancy, in these circumstances we will accept a
minimum of two weeks notice. If the tenant was in receipt of
housing benefit this will cease on the Monday following the death
of the tenant. This will mean that two weeks full rent will be
charged to the estate of the deceased.
A Tenancy Termination form is available from the council for
relatives to notify us of the death of a tenant. To obtain a copy
of this form please contact your housing officer.
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