944. Ground 8: serious arrears of rent.

The court1 must make an order for possession where, both at the date of service of the notice of proceedings for possession2 and at the date of the hearing3:


    (1)     if rent4 is payable weekly or fortnightly, at least eight weeks' rent is unpaid5;


    (2)     if rent is payable monthly, at least two months' rent is unpaid6;


    (3)     if rent is payable quarterly, at least one quarter's rent is more than three months in arrears7; and


    (4)     if rent is payable yearly, at least three months' rent is more than three months in arrears8.

An order for possession on mandatory