What are Mandatory grounds ?
A mandatory ground means that if the Tribunal agrees that the ground exists, you must leave the property no matter what your argument is.
This ground applies if you need to carry out major works to the let property that are so disruptive that your tenants are unable to live there at the same time.
Examples of evidence could include planning permission, or a contract between you and architect or a builder for the necessary works to be carried out.
This ground applies if you want to live in your property again.
Evidence could include an affidavit (a written statement, signed under oath in the presence of a Notary Public or a Justice of the Peace, that can be used as evidence at the Tribunal) saying this is what they are going to do.
This ground applies if you want to use the property for something other than a home. For example changing the property to commercial use
Evidence could include planning permission that will allow you to use the property for a different purpose.
This ground applies if the property is held to be available for someone who has a religious job (like a priest, nun, monk, imam, lay missionary, minister, rabbi or something similar).
The ground only works if the property has been used for this purpose before.
This ground applies if you're Tenant has been convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment or
You must apply to the Tribunal within a year of your tenant being convicted, unless they have a reasonable excuse for not applying before then.
This ground applies if a member of your family plans to move into the property as their only or main home for at least three months.
Members of your family who qualify for this are:
You will need evidence for this ground. This could include an affidavit stating that this is what your family member intends to do.
This ground applies if your tenant has acted in an antisocial way to another person, by doing something which either:
The First-tier Tribunal will consider the behaviour, who it involved and where it occurred to decide whether to issue an eviction order.
To use this ground, you have to apply to the Tribunal within a year of the behaviour taking place, unless your Tenant has a reasonable excuse.
This ground applies if the tenant allows someone into the property and they behave in an antisocial way that would have them evicted if they were the tenant.
This person could be:
To use this ground, you have to apply to the Tribunal within a year of the conviction or behaviour taking place, unless they have a reasonable excuse.
This could be because the local council has either:
This ground applies if your tenants is in 'rent arrears' (owed rent payments) for three or more months in a row.
If your tenant owe less than a month's rent (or are no longer in arrears) by the first day of the Tribunal hearing, the ground is discretionary and the Tribunal will decide whether it is reasonable to issue an eviction order.
If you owe less than a month's rent (or are no longer in arrears) by the first day of the Tribunal hearing, the ground is discretionary and the Tribunal will decide whether it is reasonable to issue an eviction order.
In deciding whether it is reasonable to evict, the Tribunal will consider whether your tenant being in arrears is due to a delay or failure in the payment of a relevant benefit.
This ground applies if your Tenant was an employee of yours and is now no longer an employee
The First-tier Tribunal will have to give an eviction order if either:
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