In this situation, your rights will depend on your circumstances, including;
- whether you lived with the parent who died for at least a year before they died
- whether they had a surviving spouse, registered civil partner or cohabiting partner who is entitled to succeed and if so, whether that person agrees that you can stay
- if not, whether you are entitled to succeed to the tenancy yourself.
The rules can be complicated so have a look at our page on succession and contact an adviser immediately to find out more.
Don’t move out until you’re sure of your rights. If you’re not old enough to live on your own, you need to get help as soon as possible. Call Childline free on 0800 1111 to speak to a friendly person who can help you. Or you can visit their website if you don’t feel like talking. If you can’t get through the first time, don’t give up – just keep trying.
Young people can also find lots more advice about housing here.