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Constructive eviction
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Constructive eviction is a term used in the law of real property to describe a circumstance in which a landlord either does something or fails to do something that he or she has a legal duty to provide (e.g. the landlord refuses to provide heat or water to the apartment), rendering the property uninhabitable. A tenant who is constructively evicted may terminate the lease and seek damages.
To maintain an action for damages, the tenant must show that:
A tenant who suffers from a constructive eviction can claim all of the legal remedies available to a tenant who was actually told to leave.
See also
Implied warranty of habitability
Last edited on 7 March 2021, at 02:11
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