‘A Practical Guide to Succession to Social Housing Tenancies’ by Stephanie Lovegrove


Paperback: 978-1-914608-37-7
Published: March 2023
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A Practical Guide to Succession to Social Housing Tenancies’ by Stephanie Lovegrove examines the law surrounding succession on death to tenancies granted by social housing providers. The area is complex, with the statutory schemes under the Housing Acts 1985 and 1988 and Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 operating alongside established principles under Intestacy, Landlord and Tenant and Contract law.

This book provides a comprehensive practical guide to navigating issues of and relating to succession faced by social housing providers, their tenants, and those advising them, from ensuring tenancy agreements and policies properly reflect a provider’s desired succession entitlement to defending possession proceedings where it is said no entitlement to succeed exists.


Stephanie Lovegrove is a barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square specialising in Housing, Landlord and Tenant and related Local Government and Property law. She has over 19 years of experience acting for and advising both landlords and tenants in housing-related matters, including succession-related policy development, procedures and possession claims.

Stephanie is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 where she has been described as “demonstrating prowess across all areas of landlord and tenant law”, “absolutely excellent: clients and solicitors love her alike”, and it said that “her intelligence and her knowledge of housing law will blow anyone away”.


Chapter One – Introduction
Chapter Two – What Is Tenancy Succession?
Chapter Three – Secure Tenancies
Chapter Four – Assured Tenancies
Chapter Five – Limited Security of Tenure
Chapter Six – Secure Tenancies Under Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016
Chapter Seven – Succession and Children Under 18 Years Old
Chapter Eight – Possession Proceedings
Chapter Nine – Conclusion