Housing Act 1988 (as amended) for reference

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    Ground 17

    The tenant is the person, or one of the persons, to whom the tenancy was granted and the landlord was induced to grant the tenancy by a false statement made knowingly or recklessly by:
    (a) the tenant, or
    (b) a person acting at the tenant’s instigation.
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