unlawful detainer action

unlawful detainer action
A lawsuit brought by a landlord against a tenant to evict the tenant from rental property—usually for nonpayment of rent. (BankruptcyAction.com)

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  • unlawful detainer — n 1: the act of wrongfully remaining in possession of property (as after expiration of a lease) 2: an action intended to remedy unlawful detainer by restoring possession of property to its owner – called also unlawful detainer action; Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • unlawful detainer — noun a) the act of retaining possession of property without legal right b) a legal action intended to remedy unlawful detainer by restoring possession of property to its owner …   Wiktionary

  • unlawful — un·law·ful adj 1: not lawful: not authorized or justified by law 2: acting contrary to or in defiance of the law an unlawful possessor un·law·ful·ly adv un·law·ful·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • ejectment — eject·ment /i jekt mənt/ n: an action at common law that is to determine the right to possession of property and for the recovery of damages and that is brought by a plaintiff who claims to hold superior title Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • ejectment — At common law, this was the name of a mixed action (springing from the earlier personal action of ejectione firmae) which lay for the recovery of the possession of land, and for damages for the unlawful detention of its possession. The action was …   Black's law dictionary

  • List of law topics (S-Z) — NOTOC Law [From Old English lagu something laid down or fixed ; legal comes from Latin legalis , from lex law , statute ( [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=law searchmode=none Law] , Online Etymology Dictionary; [http://www.m… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • stay — 1 vt stayed, stay·ing: to temporarily suspend or prevent by judicial or executive order may not grant an injunction to stay proceedings in a state court U.S. Code stay 2 n: a temporary suspension or injunction of an action or process by a usu.… …   Law dictionary

  • The Registry — In housing, The Registry is a risk management tool used by landlords as a screening mechanism for prospective renters. The term is most commonly used as a form of synecdoche to refer to a handful of the most common registry systems in the United… …   Wikipedia

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