Prior Notice to Tenant for Ground 1 or Ground 2 Possession Claim

Notice of Grounds of Possession by Landlord or Mortgage Lender

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This Notice of Grounds of Possession by Landlord or Mortgage Lender sets out two grounds in schedule 2 to the Housing Act 1988 on which landlords may take back possession of a property. If the landlord has a mortgage the lender will often require this notice to be served. It must be served before the tenancy is entered into.

A landlord may seek to rely on ground 1 where he wants to get possession back at the end of the fixed term and has previously occupied the property as his only or principal home or requires the property as the only or principal home for himself or his spouse.

Where a ground 1 notice has been given and the landlord subsequently defaults on the mortgage, the lender which has repossessed the property from the landlord may also be able to rely on ground 2 (the mortgagee requires possession) to get possession of the property from the tenant during the fixed term.

The Notice should be countersigned by the tenant to confirm their acceptance of its terms.

Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.

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