constructive eviction

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Noun1.constructive eviction - action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal process is involved
coercion, compulsion - using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The circuit court awarded Swaine return of her security deposit and denied her claims for constructive eviction or rent abatement.
This remedy is necessary because common law constructive eviction, which requires the tenant to abandon the premises, is an insufficient remedy for low-income tenants.
Some courts hold that an improper and premature default letter can be a constructive eviction of the tenant, ending any future liability for rent.
Further, the litigation of such cases must be handled in an extremely professional and thorough manner lest landlords potentially be found liable for constructive eviction and resulting egregious financial penalties.
Residential tenants are protected not only by theories of constructive eviction and dependent covenants, but also by the Utah Fit Premises Act and local ordinances that specify the condition in which landlords must maintain residential property.
Legal liability theories applicable to mold claims may include negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, constructive eviction, failure to disclose, breach of contract, fraud, workers' compensation, and violation of air quality laws.
Claims usually allege negligence, strict liability, implied and express contract, constructive eviction, breach of contract and/or nuisance.

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