What happens if one of the joint tenants leaves or dies?
In most cases the tenancy will be transferred to the remaining tenant as long as they have been living in the property and have been assessed for rent for the previous 2 years.
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 2 years and the size of the property is suitable to your needs.
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.
- Where a property has been adapted to accommodate a person with a disability and the person applying does not have the need for the property in question, but would otherwise be eligible to succeed the tenancy, they may be allocated an alternative property suitable to their needs.
- No transfer of tenancy will be granted where the tenant(s) depart the property to reside elsewhere.
- Where a person who is ‘Normally Resident’ and is eligible applies for a transfer of tenancy of the property but does not have the bed need for a property of that size, they may be allocated an alternative property suitable to their needs.
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.