If a tenant causes damage to furniture or the interior of the property then the landlord is able to charge the tenant for any repair work carried out or replacements bought, through deducting damage costs from the deposit.
If the tenant is not behaving in a "tenant like manner" and is not abiding by the terms of the tenancy agreement then the landlord may be able to evict the tenant by firstly issuing a section 8 notice citing the following discretionary ground [as well as any other applicable ground(s)]:
Ground 12 - This ground covers tenant’s in breach of their contractual (lease or tenancy) agreement conditions, other than rent payments.
If the fixed term of the tenancy has not ended and the landlord feels that the damage to the property is too extensive to wait until the end of the term, then a section 8 notice to quit may be issued. The following discretionary grounds for possession could be used in such circumstances:
Ground 13 - This ground covers waste, neglect or default concerning damage to the tenant’s accommodation or common parts. This ground also covers the acts of sub-tenants, lodgers, tenants family or visitors.
Ground 15 - This ground covers cases where landlord’s furniture has been ill-treated.