What are the spouse's rights to the deceased's dwelling?

Verified 15 February 2024 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Your right to stay in the dwelling depends on your relationship with the deceased (marriage, Civil partnerships: titleContent or common law). It also depends on the contract that binds you to your accommodation (rental or property). Depending on your situation, you can either stay temporarily in the premises or live in the accommodation for life. Occupancy of the accommodation may also be prohibited. In any case, the right to remain in the dwelling is valid only for the principal residence.

What applies to you ?

What was your connection to the deceased?
Were you renters or landlords?

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