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 3 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 3 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 3 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.