What if a tenant dies or leaves?

What happens if one of the joint tenants leaves or dies?

In most cases the tenancy will be considered to the remaining tenant as long as they have been living in the property and have been assessed for rent for the previous 12 months.

If my parents are the tenants, what happens if they die or leave the property?

In general, if this property has been your home, the tenancy application will be considered if Wexford County Council is satisfied that you have been assessed for rent purposes at the property for the previous 12 months.

What happens if the sole tenant moves into long term care?

If the sole tenant moves to long term care and will not be returning, the tenancy must be surrendered and the property returned to the Council. Please contact the Housing Liaison Officer in these circumstances.


In all cases where an application is received to amend the tenancy, it will not be approved where there are rent arrears.

Each case will be assessed on its own merits.