Eviction

A landlord's legal removal of a tenant from his rental property. Eviction may occur when rent has not been paid, when the terms of the rental agreement have been breached or in certain other situations, such as the conversion of the rental unit to a condo.

In the United States, the eviction process is a matter of state law, so it varies from state to state. Tenants receiving eviction notices will often have a specified number of days to correct the problem that has led to the threat of eviction. For example, the tenant may have three days to pay rent in full before he must vacate the unit. If the tenant does not voluntary comply with the eviction notice, the issue must be resolved in court.


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  • eviction — evic·tion /i vik shən/ n: the dispossession of a tenant of leased property by force or esp. by legal process actual eviction: eviction that involves the physical expulsion of a tenant constructive eviction: eviction effected by substantially… …   Law dictionary

  • éviction — [ eviksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1283; lat. jurid. evictio, de evincere → évincer 1 ♦ Dr. Fait, pour le possesseur d une chose vendue, d en être dépouillé en totalité ou en partie pour une cause juridique antérieure à la vente. Éviction par force ou par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Eviction — E*vic tion, n. [L. evictio: cf. F. [ e]viction.] 1. The act or process of evicting; or state of being evicted; the recovery of lands, tenements, etc., from another s possession by due course of law; dispossession by paramount title or claim of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Evictĭon — (v. lat. Evictio), der in Folge eines richterlichen Urtheils erlittene Verlust einer durch ein nicht schlechthin ungültiges Rechtsgeschäft erworbenen Sache. Evictionsklage, die Klage, durch welche die Ansprüche auf E. gerichtlich verfolgt werden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • eviction — mid 15c., from M.Fr. éviction, from L. evictionem (nom. evictio) recovery of one s property, noun of action from pp. stem of evincere (see EVICT (Cf. evict)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eviction — Eviction, Euictio. Eviction simplement promise, Authoritatis praestandae repromissio in rem plane concepta. Budaeus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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  • eviction — [n] throwing out of a residence boot*, bounce*, bum’s rush*, clearance, dislodgement, dispossession, ejection, expulsion, kicking out*, ouster, removal, rush, the gate*, walking papers*; concepts 123,198,211 Ant. admittance, boarding, including,… …   New thesaurus

  • eviction — Eviction. s. f. v. Action d evincer. Terme de Palais …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Eviction — Two men, being evicted, stand with their possessions on the sidewalk, circa 1910, on the Lower East Side of New York City. Eviction is the removal of a tenant from rental property by the landlord. Depending on the laws of the jurisdiction,… …   Wikipedia

  • eviction — evict e‧vict [ɪˈvɪkt] verb [transitive] LAW to legally force someone to leave the house they are living in or land they are living on: • They were evicted from their home for not paying the rent. eviction noun [countable, uncountable] : •… …   Financial and business terms

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