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.