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eviction

Removal of a tenant from property. Eviction may be lawful, pursuant to authorization contained in the lease; it may be warranted by breaches on the part of the tenant, such as nonpayment of rent, or by other factors such as expiration of the lease by its own terms. Unlawful eviction normally will give the tenant a right to damages and in appropriate cases a right to be restored to possession of the property. Also see constructive eviction.
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Q: What is the issue to be resolved in unlawful detainer cases?
Under the current operation of law, a resident whose lease has expired, or who has stopped paying rent, ultimately becomes the subject of eviction proceedings, also called unlawful detainer actions.
A: Unlawful detainer is an action to recover possession of real property from one who unlawfully withholds possession thereof after the expiration or termination of his right to hold possession under any contract, express or implied.
Cases which are now cognizable by municipal trial courts, like unlawful detainer cases, will be brought to it if they involve constitutional questions.
4 alleging unlawful detainer and breach of contract on its three-year lease.
Due to Lesi's refusal to surrender the premises, Dono filed an action for unlawful detainer suit against the former.
He took a different course and filed suit July 7 against Supermarket Investors for unlawful detainer, demanding the payment of past-due rent totaling $62,625 for its location at Jefferson Square Shopping Center in Pine Bluff.
While Ed's cases were pending, Yolly filed before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) an action for unlawful detainer against Ed, his son with Veron, and his mother-in-law residing in the disputed property.