Eviction is the removal of a tenant from rental property by the landlord. In some jurisdictions, eviction can involve the removal of someone who defaulted on a mortgage. Depending on the jurisdiction, before a tenant can be evicted, a landlord must win an eviction lawsuit or prevail in another step in the legal process. Generally, a landlord gives notice to the tenant to leave the premises and if that fails, a lawsuit is filed to evict the tenant, regain possession of the property and if necessary, forcibly removing the tenant by way of legal action.

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