retaliatory eviction

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Noun1.retaliatory eviction - an eviction in reprisal for the tenant's good-faith complaints against the landlord; illegal in many states
dispossession, legal ouster, eviction - the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
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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Cllr Louise Mitchell, Cabinet Member for Housing, Waltham Forest Council, added: "Many tenants don't report disrepair because they fear a retaliatory eviction, so the cases we deal with are only the tip of the iceberg.
799.209(1) when it curtailed his argument concerning retaliatory eviction at the eviction hearing.
Tenant: Enforcing Retaliatory Eviction Laws by Broadening the
What Desmond's work teaches us, though, is that we have a retaliatory eviction doctrine as implemented that is close to meaningless as a way of promoting more habitable conditions and validating the IWH.
This is an example of needless litigation, in that enforcing a habitability ordinance would have required the landlord to address the problem in a reasonable amount of time, and without a retaliatory eviction.
Bruce Haagensen, NLA representative in the North East, said: "Retaliatory eviction, if and where it does happen, is an unacceptable and completely unprofessional response.
The practice - known as retaliatory eviction - is disadvantaging people living in the estimated one million private rented homes that fail the Government's decent homes standard.
The court analyzed the facts in light of the two potential violations of Section 1981 and Section 1982: the discrimination investigation and resolution of complaints ("the discrimination claim') and the retaliatory eviction.