Ground 9 - the Alternative Accommodation Ground
There is suitable alternative accommodation available for the tenant, or will be when the court order takes effect. When considering if the accommodation is suitable, the Court would need to be satisfied the new property is of a similar type and price, give the same type of tenancy and would be equally convenient to the tenant's place of work. Where possession is ordered the landlord also has to pay the tenant's moving costs.
Ground 10 - the Poor Payer Ground
The tenant is behind with their rent, both when the landlord serves notice seeking possession and when court proceedings begin.
Ground 11 - the Late Payer Ground
The tenant is persistently late in paying the rent. This is usually relied on as a back up to grounds 8 and 10. There do not have to be arrears at the time of service of any notice, commencement of proceedings or the possession hearing as long as it can be established that the tenant has either failed to pay rent for an extended period or has been persistently late in paying rent.
Ground 12 - the General Breach Ground
The tenant has breached any of the terms of the tenancy agreement except the obligation to pay rent. As long as the agreement has been breached the Court can Order possession even if it has been rectified by the time of the possession hearing.
Ground 13 - the Tenant Damage Ground
The tenant has failed to look after, or has damaged the property or any common parts. This includes damage caused by anyone staying with tenant and would include damage caused in shared external hallways etc.
Ground 14 - the Bad Behaviour Ground
The tenant or a person staying with or visiting them, causes or is likely to cause a nuisance to someone either living in or visiting the locality. Or they have been convicted of using the property for illegal or immoral purposes or have committed an arrestable offence in or near the property.
Ground 14A - the Domestic Violence Ground
When tenants are a married couple, civil partners or co-habitees and one of them leaves permanently because of domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence by the other towards them or any of their family living with them. This ground can only be used by landlords who are non-profit registered providers of social housing, registered social landlords or charitable housing trusts. Other landlords shouls use ground 12 or ground 14.
Ground 15 - the Furniture Damage Ground
Furniture in the property provided by the landlord as part of the tenancy, has been damaged by the tenant or any person staying with them.
Ground 16 - the Former Employee Ground
The property was let to an employee of the landlord, or a former landlord, and then ceases to be an employee of the landlord.
Ground 17 - the Lying Tenant Ground
The tenant gives a false statement to induce the landlord to enter into the tenancy or encourages someone else to do so. It is necessary to prove inducement, so the most obvious example would be where the tenant encouraged someone to give a false reference for them.