948. Ground 11: persistent delay in paying rent.

The court1 may make an order for possession, whether or not any rent is in arrears on the date on which proceedings for possession are begun, if the tenant2 has persistently delayed paying rent which has become lawfully due3.

An order for possession on discretionary Ground 11 may be made to take effect at a time when the dwelling house4 is let5 on an assured fixed term tenancy6, but only if the terms of the tenancy make provision for it to be brought to an end on discretionary Ground 117.

945–956     Discretionary Grounds for Possession

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