Partial Eviction – a responsive eviction from a portion of the tenant’s premises

partial eviction:

1. (18c) An eviction, either constructive or actual, from a portion of a tenant’s premises. [2]

2. Evicting a tenant from his/ her home by the landlord, or to deprive them of some of the amenities that the tenant pays rent for.  This usually occurs when the renter defaults on payment, or might be a result of any alterations that might have been made by the renter to the property, or in case a breach of the original contract has been made in any way. [2]

3. An eviction of a tenant from a part of the leased premises.  However, a partial eviction may constitute a constructive eviction from the entire premises. [3]


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[1]:  Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black.  Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6.

[2]: Black’s Law Dictionary Second Edition Online, “PARTIAL EVICTION”:

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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