Assigning a Tenancy

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


Who is this form for?

Please complete this form if you are a secure tenant and you would like to transfer (assign) your tenancy to someone who lives with you and who would have the right to take over your tenancy when you die.
If the person you want to assign the tenancy to is want not you husband, wife or civil partner you will need to supply evidence with your home address which shows that they have lived at your home (see the upload section of this form).

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.

If you transfer your tenancy you lose all your rights as a Berneslai Homes tenant. You would have no security if the person you transfer your home to asked you to leave the property. If this did happen, you probably wouldn’t be given homeless priority on the housing waiting list, as you would be seen to have intentionally made yourself homeless.

Transferring your tenancy can also affect any benefits you receive, such as Concessionary Fuel Allowance and Housing Benefit. Please check this thoroughly before you consider transferring your tenancy to someone else. Once you have transferred a tenancy, you can’t take the tenancy back.

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.

  • Your personal details (tenancy holder)
  • Title *

  • First Name *

  • Last Name *

  • Address *

  • Phone number *

  • Email address

  • What is the reason why you are moving?

  • If the transfer takes place, do you still intend to live in the property? *

  • Please tell us where you intend to live

  • Will you be a

  • Your property details
  • What type of property do you live in? *

  • How many bedrooms are there? *

  • 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) *

  • Information about the person you want to transfer your tenancy to
  • We need some information about the person you want to assign the tenancy to. This information will help us decide if they are entitled to become the tenant. You must answer the following questions honestly.
  • Their Title *

  • Their First Name *

  • Their Last Name *

  • Their date of birth *

  • Their national insurance number *

  • Their phone number *

  • Their email address

  • Their relationship to you *

  • Please give details:

  • How long have they lived in the address *

  • Have they ever been known by another name *

  • If yes, please tell us all other names? *

  • Have they ever had a Berneslai Homes or Barnsley Council tenancy? *

  • If yes please give details *

  • Are they a British Citizen? *

  • You will need to provide a copy of their passport and any home office documents that shows their rights to remain in the UK.
  • Who else lives with you? Please tell us their full name and their relationship to you. *

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

    If the person you want to assign the tenancy to is not your husband, wife or civil partner you will need to supply evidence to show that they have lived with you.

    • If tenancy started before 2012, you will need to supply evidence that they have lived at your home in the last 12 months.
    • If tenancy started after 2012, you will need to supply evidence that they have lived at your home in the last 3 years.

    You can supply us with:
    • 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)

    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.