Application to succeed to a tenancy

Latest revision date: August 2020
Revision due date: August 2021


Who is this form for?

Please use this form if you feel that you have the right to take over (succeed) a tenancy after a tenant dies.

PLEASE NOTE If you are not the late tenant’s husband, wife or joint tenant you will need to provide proof that you have lived at the late tenant’s home (see the upload section of this form).

- If tenancy started before 2012, you will need to supply evidence that you have lived at this address in the last 12 months.
- If tenancy started after 2012, you will need to supply evidence that you have lived at this address in the last 3 years.

If you do not have your documents to hand then you can photocopy and post them to Berneslai Homes, PO Box 627, Barnsley, S70 9FZ. Please remember to tell us your name and address when sending documents in.

Completing this form gives no guarantee that a succession will be granted. Please visit our website for more information about successions.


Protecting your personal data

By completing this form you acknowledge that we will follow our responsibilities under data protection legislation. We will store the information securely, share it with partners and other statutory agencies where we have the right under law to do this, use it only for the purpose it was provided and process it as set out in our privacy policy. For more information please see our privacy policy on our website

Please note this form only gives you one hour to complete, if you need more time simply click on the ‘SAVE FORM’ button at the end of this form.

  • Details about the tenant who has died
  • Are you the tenants next of kin?

  • Full name of tenant who has died *

  • Address *

  • The date they died (please provide us with a copy of the death certificate): *

  • What type of property is it? (For example – house, bungalow etc.) *

  • How many bedrooms does it have? *

  • What bathroom facilities does the property have?

  • Does the property have a downstairs toilet?

  • Does the property have any of the following adaptations or special features * (Please tick all that apply) *

  • Do you need or use the features above? *

  • Information about you
  • Title *

  • First Name *

  • Last Name *

  • Date of birth *

  • Your relationship to the tenant who has died: *

  • National Insurance Number *

  • Phone number *

  • Email Address

  • How long have you lived at the late tenant’s home? *

  • Have you lived anywhere else in the last 5 years? *

  • Please tell us where else you have lived in the last five years:

  • Does anyone else live with you at the late tenant’s home? *

  • Are you the late tenants next of kin?

  • Please give us that person’s name, address and phone number or the name, address and phone number of the executor of the tenant’s estate (the person carrying out the wishes set out in the tenant’s will) here:
  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone Number

  • Are you the tenants Executor of estate?

  • Please give name and contact details if known:

  • Upload Documents
  • Use this section to upload the following information which we need to consider your application to succeed.

    o A copy of the late tenant’s death certificate

    PLEASE NOTE If you are not the late tenant’s husband, wife or joint tenant you will need to provide proof that you have lived at the late tenant’s home.
    o If tenancy started before 2012, you will need to supply evidence that you have lived at this address in the last 12 months.
    o If tenancy started after 2012, you will need to supply evidence that you have lived at this address in the last 3 years.
    Evidence can be:
    • A bank or building society statement (you just need to show us your address and date of statement, please block out any bank details as we don’t need to see this)
    • A utility bill
    • A wage slip
    • Any other letter from a public company (such as the DWP or the council)

    You will also need to upload a copy of your signature which you can sign on a blank piece of paper below your printed name.
    To upload this information you can either use a scanner or take a photo with your phone or tablet. Just click the upload button.

    More than one piece of information? Just click the “Add” button after you’ve finished uploading each one. You can upload a maximum of five pieces of evidence.

    If you haven’t got the evidence to upload at this point you can save your form until you have or you can upload it later using our “Document upload e form” which you can find on the Tell Us About it section of our website. Alternatively you can photocopy and post them to Berneslai Homes, PO Box 627, Barnsley, S70 9FZ. Please remember to tell us your name and address when sending documents in.
  • Documents of proof

    You can upload the following file types: JPG, PDF, PNG
    Please note if you are going to save this form instead of submitting, you will need to upload your file when you submit.

  • Confirmation
  • By ticking the box at the bottom of this section I declare that I fully understand and agree with the following statements:
    • I declare that the information I have given on this form is correct and complete. 

    • I understand that if you later find that I have deliberately supplied false information or omitted to supply information, we may take action.

    • I understand that if I have not completed this form fully it may result in a delay in us acting on your request.

    • I understand you may share my information with other agencies to detect and prevent fraud.