Ground 1 of Schedule 2 MUST be served in conjunction with Ground 2 and will not on its own succeed in circumventing the tenant's right to a 6 months minimum term. If the landlord is in arrears then possibly it would be, but it would have to be an amount usually equivalent to 9-12 months mortgage payments before a court will grant possession. Suggesting an Assured Tenancy is not as sensible as suggesting a tenancy at common law taking it out of the Housing Acts altogether, which doesn't even require the landlord to serve Notice to end the tenancy.
Originally Posted by jeffrey
This is rubbish!
Originally Posted by smandir
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