The situation that your father is in is the same as it would be with any tenant.
You can serve him a section 21 notice to get out because you don’t want him there any longer provided it doesn’t expire before the end of the tenancy period and provided he has at least 2 months notice.
You can also serve him a section 8 notice on 2 grounds, consistently late paying rent and that there are two months rent arrears at the date of a court hearing.
Here is some reading on section 8 and section 21 notices.
I would always suggest that in circumstances like this, you serve both a section 8 if appropriate and section 21 notice and then, in the section 21 notice is defective for any reason you can still fall back on section 8 notice.
Section 21 notices usually fail because the landlord has tried to give the minimum amount of two months notice and hasn’t given enough, often out by just one day and then, the whole process starts again. It has to include two months and two tenancy payment periods. Working that out, as you will read from the above links is a bit of a minefield and hence, if you can, give three months notice and then you are in the clear.
You wouldn’t be able to give him section 21 notice except to expire after 10 March 2017.
If he is in arrears, you may be able to get out using section 8 notice prior to that.
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