Eviction Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Eviction.

Eviction (noun): The legal process of removing a person from a property, often due to a violation of the terms of a lease or rental agreement, such as failure to pay rent. This can also occur when a tenant has overstayed after the lease term has expired, or if someone claims that they have a superior title to the property. An eviction can be brought about through a lawsuit or actions that make it impossible for the tenant to continue living on the property.