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Ending the tenancy of a person who has died

If a tenant (sole or joint) has died, you need to contact the Housing Officer as soon as possible. We do understand that the death of a friend or relative is a difficult time, but rent will be due for the property until their tenancy ends. (The tenancy does not end on the date of death).

If the tenant was receiving Housing Benefit then this ceases on the date of death, so full rent becomes payable during the termination period. Rent charges will be taken from the tenant’s estate and not directly from yourself.

You can register the tenant’s death with the ‘Tell Us Once’ service and they will notify us.  If you do not use the ‘Tell Us Once' service, please notify our Housing Benefit Section on 01453 754054 and or email

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