Join the Residential Landlords Association

Member Forums - Report Post

If you wish for the RLA to contact you regarding this report please remember to provide contact details.

Please Note: - This facility is for reporting of abuse or other breaches of the forum rules. Please do not use this facility to reply to the post as your response will not appear here - to reply please use the quote option.
  1. Please do not post RLA enquiries in these forums. Any enquiries should be sent to
  2. Please note that the initial message in any forum conversation on this website is viewable by the public.
  3. For security reasons, please do not include your membership number within the title or body of your forum post.
  4. You must not include any personal details relating to your tenants, such as their names and addresses, in your postings.
  5. You must not use the forums to advertise your service or business. Please use the RLA's suppliers guide for all advertising purposes.
  6. Any content deemed as advertising, inappropriate or does not meet the RLA's code of conduct will be removed from the forums.
  7. The RLA cannot be held responsible for any posts made in these forums by non-RLA staff
Report a post:
Dynamite said: Posted on: 04/09/2008 00:00

Sometimes a landlord will stipulate in a tenancy agreement that a tenant must not smoke or permit others to smoke any tobacco products in the property. To strengthen this, some landlords get prospective tenants to complete and sign an application form where they will confirm whether or not they smoke. If, however, this clause is violated and there is/has been smoking inside the property, the landlord may be able to seek possession under the discretionary Ground 12 of Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988. Even if there is clear evidence of this, it is usually very difficult to obtain possession under discretionary grounds. Also, if the tenant defends, such a case would be very long drawn out and expensive.

Landlord & Investment Show London Olympia 2019
99 Homes
John Pye Auctions