Joint Tenancy Swap Advice Please
30/08/2011 2:08 pm
I have a secure joint tenancy however my ex-wife moved out some time ago - I know now I really should have informed the council that we were no longer living together but at the time I wasn't really aware of this rule.
I have recently found a potential swap with a family who require more room - I have a two bed flat and would downsize to a one bed.
My question is that if I inform my landlord that I want to terminate the joint tenancy and move will they be required to go through the process of changing the tenancy into my name or can I swap and become the sole tenant of the smaller flat?
My ex-partner and I are on very good terms and they would not object to this however I worry that if I inform the council now that we split up some time ago they may try and end my tenancy altogether and I'd be left with nowhere to live.
My feeling is that if I was already moving to a smaller property then they would be unlikely to cause trouble but I wondered if anyone had any advice concerning the likely outcome of this situation?