Changes to your tenancy

There may be times when you have a change in circumstances which could impact your tenancy with Tamworth Borough Council.

Some of these are outlined below.

Name change

Changes to personal details, such as your name, can be completed online using your MyHousing account. If you don’t have an account set up, you can register quickly and easily using an email address. A name change needs to be evidenced by a marriage certificate, civil partnership document or a deed poll.

Sign up to MyHousing.

Switching to a joint tenancy

If you have a sole tenancy and decide you want your spouse or partner to be legally named on the tenancy, please let us know.

Each case is considered on its own merits, but permission is usually granted, unless:

  • The spouse or partner is under 18
  • The spouse or partner hasn’t lived in the property for 12 months
  • There has been a breach of the tenancy agreement, especially due to rent arrears or anti-social behaviour
  • A Notice of Seeking Possession has been served or court proceedings are underway


When you die, your tenancy will pass to your spouse, civil partner or partner, as long as they occupied the property as their main home at the time of death. If there is no spouse, this could pass to a family member as long as they have lived with you for at least 12 months leading up to the time of death.

By law, there is only one succession, so if the tenancy has already passed to a joint tenant, spouse, civil partner or family member, the house won’t automatically pass on again when they die.

If your tenancy passes to a relative and the property is bigger than they need, or it’s been adapted and they don’t need the adaptations, we may ask them to move to a more suitable property.

Ending your tenancy

We need four weeks’ written notice if you want to move out of your property, even if you’re moving to another council property.

More information about tenancies with Tamworth Borough Council can be found on our types of tenancies webpage.

You can read the terms of your tenancy in your tenancy agreement document:

For more information or help, please contact our estate management team on 01827 709491, or email