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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The second reform would alter retaliatory eviction statutes to bar evictions following the reporting of truly egregious conditions even when the complaining tenant was in arrears on her rent at the time of the report.
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.
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.
the availability of retaliatory eviction therefore encourages unscrupulous landlords to seek out the most vulnerable who are far less likely to complain about poor conditions and standards of management.
The practice - which is 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 enactment of the Pet Law was necessary to protect pet owners from retaliatory eviction and to prevent potential hardship and dislocation of tenants.
In that climate of hiked-up rents and few vacancies, tenants contend that when they complain about routine problems, such as faucet leaks or broken air-conditioners, they may face retaliatory eviction.