Grounds that may be cited in possession proceedings which provided the correct procedures have been followed and notices given require the court to grant possession.
In brief the mandatory grounds cover situations where:
- the landlord requires the property for personal occupation;
- a mortgage lender is foreclosing the mortgage;
- property let for a fixed period is required for return to holiday letting;
- an educational institution requires return of a student let;
- a religious body requires return of its property for an alternative tenant;
- the landlord wishes to demolish reconstruct or redevelop the property;
- a landlord wishes to claim possession against the resident heir of a tenant who has died;
- and the rent is in arrears by eight weeks or more (two months if it is paid monthly or one quarter if paid quarterly).