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    • peteb93
    • By peteb93 13th Apr 18, 8:42 PM
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    Question about council house after my mum passed away
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:42 PM
    Question about council house after my mum passed away 13th Apr 18 at 8:42 PM
    My mum passed away a month ago and her and my dad had joint tenancy on the council house they have been in for over 30 years.
    My brother has always lived there and before my mum passed away they were looking into buying the house to give him some security in the future.
    The tenancy has now been changed solely into my dads name and we are wondering wether it will be possible for my brother to also be put on the tenancy as well?
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    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 13th Apr 18, 8:57 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:57 PM
    My mum passed away a month ago and her and my dad had joint tenancy on the council house they have been in for over 30 years.
    My brother has always lived there and before my mum passed away they were looking into buying the house to give him some security in the future.
    The tenancy has now been changed solely into my dads name and we are wondering wether it will be possible for my brother to also be put on the tenancy as well?
    Originally posted by peteb93
    Different Councils have different rules so the only way to find out is to ask them.
    • peteb93
    • By peteb93 13th Apr 18, 8:58 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:58 PM
    Different Councils have different rules so the only way to find out is to ask them.
    Originally posted by Yorkshireman99
    Thanks i thought that might be the case my dad has got a meeting about the tenancy next week anyway
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 14th Apr 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:00 AM
    Why do you think owning the house would give him more security?
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 14th Apr 18, 10:05 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:05 AM
    Why do you think owning the house would give him more security?
    Originally posted by Keep pedalling
    I'm guessing because many councils only allow the tenancy to be changed once - so in the event of the fathers death the son could be made homeless.
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 14th Apr 18, 10:14 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:14 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:14 AM
    I'm guessing because many councils only allow the tenancy to be changed once - so in the event of the fathers death the son could be made homeless.
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    I did misread that, and thought the OP was talking about the fathers security rather than the brother.
    • da_rule
    • By da_rule 14th Apr 18, 11:10 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 11:10 PM
    Your brother wouldn't have to be on the tenancy to be able to buy it. Your father (as potentially the sole tenant) can add your brother to his application to buy the property providing that your brother has lived in the house as his main or principle home for the 12 months before the date of application.

    Therefore, they will be able to buy it together and own it jointly (either as joint tenants or tenants in common).
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