retaliatory eviction


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retaliatory eviction

A landlord's refusal to allow a tenant to remain after the tenant has made a good-faith complaint about the landlord, the property, or the landlord's manner of management. (This is illegal in many states.)

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Retaliatory evictions are illegal under state law, but tenants contend that proving evictions are retaliatory is a difficult task for those who cannot afford lawyers.
I have even brought this issue to the attention of the housing minister in a meeting where we discussed how we can end retaliatory evictions in the UK.
The council voted 3-2 in favor of the new law, which is meant to curb retaliatory evictions.
The Council went on to state that since it was necessary to protect pet owners from retaliatory evictions that this provision was adopted.