947. Ground 10: arrears of rent.

The court1 may make an order for possession where some rent lawfully due2 from the tenant3:

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    (1)     is unpaid on the date on which the proceedings for possession are begun4; and

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    (2)     was in arrears at the date of the service of the notice relating to those proceedings5, except where the court considers it just and equitable to dispense with the requirement of notice6,

An order for possession may be made on discretionary Ground 10 to take effect at a time when the dwelling house7 is let8 on an assured fixed term tenancy9 but only if the terms of the