Grounds for possession
Information on grounds for possession for assured, secure and regulated tenancies.
The court usually orders outright possession of an assured tenancy if the landlord can prove a mandatory ground.
The court must conclude it is reasonable to grant possession and has wide powers of adjournment in cases involving discretionary grounds.
The court can only make an order for possession against an assured tenant if the landlord proves there is reason for possession.
Mandatory grounds on which a possession order can be made against a secure tenant when suitable alternative accommodation is available.
This ground is available for seeking possession of secure/flexible tenancies where antisocial behaviour has already been proved in another court.
A possession order can be made against a secure tenant only if the court is satisfied it is reasonable to order possession.
The court must be satisfied it is both reasonable to order possession and suitable alternative accommodation is available.
Sanctions against secure, assured, introductory and demoted tenancies on grounds of antisocial behaviour.
Landlords only need to prove that the ground exists and do not need to prove that it is reasonable to order possession.
The landlord must prove that the ground exists, and the court must be satisfied that it is reasonable to order possession.
Grounds for possession that a landlord can use against a protected shorthold tenant during and after the fixed term.