If your landlord wants to end your tenancy

Mandatory grounds include where:

  • The tenant is at least two months or eight weeks behind with the rent; or
  • The landlord used to live in the property (or they now need to) and they made the tenant aware of this at the beginning of the tenancy; or
  • The property is going to be demolished or rebuilt; or
  • The property is being repossessed by the mortgage lender.

Other grounds are ‘discretionary’. This means that the court will decide whether or not it is reasonable to grant possession.