Last edited: Sep 9, 2017 I am reading the Dublin City Council Housing Allocation Scheme and this astonishes me. "1.5 Succession to Tenancy Where death or departure of a tenant takes place, the tenancy will normally be given to a surviving spouse/partner, provided: · such spouse/partner has been resident in the dwelling for a continuous period of at least two years immediately prior to the death/departure of the tenant. On the death or departure of both parents the tenancy will normally be given to a son or daughter, irrespective of number in the household, provided · he/she has been living in the dwelling for at least two years immediately prior to the death or departure of the tenant However, departure of the tenant by way of purchasing or providing own accommodation will, not be grounds for a child over 18 years to remain in the dwelling and apply for succession. A person other than a spouse, partner, son or daughter who has resided in the dwelling for at least fiveyears immediately prior to the death or departure of the tenant may be allowed to succeed where: · there is no spouse, partner, son or daughter eligible to succeed and · where the dwelling size is appropriate to his/her needs." So a couple with three children get allocated a 3 bed house. The children leave The father dies The mother gets to stay in a three bed house on her own. One of the children moves back in. The mother dies. The child gets the house irrespective of their housing needs!!! I had heard of a case recently in Ringsend where a single man with a very good salary had moved back in with his mother so that he would get the house. I had assumed it was just an urban myth.