934. Ground 1: landlord was former occupier or requires possession as only or principal home.

The court1 must make an order for possession where, not later than the beginning of the tenancy2, the landlord3 gave notice4 in writing to the tenant5 that possession might be recovered on mandatory Ground 1 or the court is of the opinion that it is just and equitable to dispense with the requirement of notice6, and, in either case:

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    (1)     at some time before the beginning of the tenancy, the landlord who is seeking possession or, in the case of joint landlords seeking possession, at least one of them occupied the dwelling house7 as his only or principal home8;