It is completely possible for a tenancy to be passed from a tenant to another qualifying person. If you would like to request permission to assign your tenancy, please complete the application below.
What is it?
Sometimes it’s possible for a tenancy to be passed on to another qualifying person. This is known as ‘assignment’. This is explained in your tenancy agreement; it is normally only possible in very limited circumstances and only after we have given our permission.
An assignment of the tenancy transfers the tenancy, or ‘signs over’, all the rights and responsibilities of the tenancy, moving from the original tenant to a new tenant (called the ‘assignee’).
If your request is due to the death of the current tenant, this is not an assignment but rather a succession. You can read more about successions and how to end a tenancy due to a death here.
Your right to assign your tenancy depends upon the type of tenancy you have and our permission. You do not have the right to assign the tenancy if you have a starter tenancy or a demoted tenancy.
Want to assign your tenancy?
If you would like to formally request Eastlight’s permission to assign your tenancy, please complete the application form below.
You will be contacted by your Tenancy Co-ordinator within ten working days of completion, who will then make a final decision.