The wording of the ground
“The tenancy is a fixed term tenancy for a term not exceeding twelve months and—
(a) not later than the beginning of the tenancy the landlord gave notice in writing to the tenant that possession might be recovered on this ground; and
(b) at some time within the period of twelve months ending with the beginning of the tenancy, the dwelling-house was let on a tenancy falling within paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 to this Act.
Now lets pick it apart.
OK, PRS landlords wont be dealing with this one but housing advice types will.
We are still on the first 5 grounds for eviction and all need a notice served at the start of the tenancy that this ground may be used but as with Ground 3 the courts can’t dispense with service of this notice.
What is meant by educational institutions? It contains a wider definition than many understand. Obviously universities and colleges are going to be in there but also they include any publicly funded further education organisation and this includes social landlords.
If you look at the Schedule 1 of the Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) Regulations 1998 you will see a long list of named organisations including businesses that have been created to deal with educational functions.
So check there first.