What if I live in a rented house and someone dies?

If you live in a rented house, there are two main questions you have to ask if someone living with you has died and you are worried about whether or not you can continue to stay there. These are, whose name is the lease in, and who is the landlord?

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  • Whose name is the lease in?

    If you rented and someone in your household dies, your right to remain living there will depend on whose name was on the tenancy agreement.

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0808 800 4444
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