If you are joint tenants
You both have the right to stay in the property. If you cannot decide who will stay in the house you may have to go to court to get them to make the decision.
The remaining person will normally be offered a new tenancy but it may not be in the same property
If you are not joint tenants
Only the person who signed the agreement has the right to stay in the property. If you are not named on the agreement you can go to court to get an Occupation Order so you can stay in the house.
If the named tenant leaves the house the remaining person does not have the automatic right to stay in the house.
Passing on your tenancy
If you are the named tenant and no longer wish to stay in the property you may be able to pass the tenancy on to a family member who has been living with you. We will make a decision on a case by case basis so contact us to discuss your options further.
If you are married
You both have the right to stay in the home. If one person leaves then we may transfer the tenancy to the one remaining person. If you cannot agree who will leave then you may have to go to court so they can make the decision.
Do not leave the property without getting legal advise.
If you are not married
If you are not married and are not named on the Tenancy Agreement then you can go to court and apply for an Occupation Order to stay in the property.
If you have children
If you have children living in the property the court will normally give the tenancy to the parent who provides the main care giver.
If you are the victim of domestic violence
If you suffer from domestic violence and need help our Domestic Abuse page has advice.
If you leave your home we may be able to help you move back, and make the perpetrator leave. Or we can help you find a new home.