The following grounds apply when the landlord is changing the use of the building:
Ground 1: You intend to sell the property
This is a mandatory ground. You must show you’re entitled to sell the property and that you plan to put it on the market within three months of the tenant moving out.
Ground 2: The property is being sold by a lender
This is a mandatory ground. If you’ve defaulted on a loan, the lender can sell your property to pay off the debt.
Ground 3: You’re refurbishing the house
Another mandatory ground. The eviction will be granted if the tenant can’t live there while the work is done.
Ground 4: You intend to move into the property
A mandatory ground. Your intention must be that you plan to live there for at least three months. Note that where two or more people jointly own the property, any one of them will count as the landlord.
Ground 5: A family member intends to move in
This is a discretionary ground. They must plan to live there for at least three months.
Family members need to be related in the following ways to either the landlord or the landlord’s partner/spouse:
the partner/spouse of the landlord
the partner/spouse of one of the family members listed above
Ground 6: You intend to use the property for non-residential purposes
A mandatory ground. You may need to show planning permission as proof.
Ground 7: You require the property for religious purposes
Another mandatory ground. This includes people of any religious denomination and can include carrying out any work connected to religious practices.