If you rent from a community landlord and your civil partner dies and they are the sole contract-holder, you will probably be able to inherit the contract (a process is known as ‘succession’). You can find out about succession rules here.
If you rent from a private landlord you can also succeed to an occupation contract if your civil partner dies and they are the sole contract-holder. However, there is less long-term security when renting on a standard contract from a private landlord. They may decide to end the contract and usually do not need to give a reason to the court. See our eviction by a private landlord pages for more information.
If you don’t know what type of renting agreement you have, take a look at our Renting advice pages.
Get help if you are in this situation and your landlord has informed you that you are not entitled to succeed to the contract, or are trying to evict you.