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Grounds for possession of regulated tenancies

This content applies to England

The mandatory and discretionary grounds for possession of regulated tenancies, and grounds that a landlord can use against a protected shorthold tenant.

Mandatory grounds

Landlords only need to prove that the ground exists and do not need to prove that it is reasonable to order possession. 

Discretionary grounds

The landlord must prove that the ground exists, and the court must be satisfied that it is reasonable to order possession. 

Protected shorthold grounds for possession

Grounds for possession that a landlord can use against a protected shorthold tenant during and after the fixed term. 

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