Grounds that may be cited in possession proceedings which allow the court discretion as to whether or not to grant possession there are also eight mandatory grounds for possession.

The discretionary grounds cover circumstances in which: -> the landlord has offered suitable alternative accommodation on the same basis;

  • there are rent arrears but not of more than eight weeks (or two months if the rent is paid monthly or one quarter if paid quarterly)
  • there are persistent and continuing rent arrears
  • the tenant has breached the terms of the tenancy agreement
  • the tenant has neglected or damaged the property or has sub let
  • the tenant is causing nuisance to neighbours; furniture supplied under the tenancy agreement has been damaged
  • the accommodation is linked to employment which has ended
  • the tenant has knowingly or recklessly made false statements on which the landlord has relied in granting a tenancy

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