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Grounds for possession of secure tenancies

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Mandatory and discretionary grounds for possession of secure tenancies and related definitions of ‘suitable alternative accommodation’ and ‘reasonable’.

Suitable accommodation mandatory grounds

Mandatory grounds on which a possession order can be made against a secure tenant when suitable alternative accommodation is available. 

ASB mandatory grounds

This ground is available for seeking possession of secure/flexible tenancies where antisocial behaviour has already been proved in another court. 

Discretionary grounds

A possession order can be made against a secure tenant only if the court is satisfied it is reasonable to order possession. 

Suitable accommodation discretionary grounds

The court must be satisfied it is both reasonable to order possession and suitable alternative accommodation is available. 

Reasonable and suitable accommodation

Definitions of 'reasonable' and 'suitable alternative accommodation' when considering whether a possession order can be made against a secure tenant. 

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