unlawful detainer

Definitions of "unlawful detainer"
  1. This refers to the action where someone wrongfully stays in possession of property, even after the lease agreement has expired
  2. This term can also be used for a legal action taken to correct an unlawful detainer, aiming at returning the property back to its rightful owner
How to use "unlawful detainer" in a sentence
  1. The tenant faced an unlawful detainer case due to staying in the apartment past the lease period.
  2. To regain possession of his property, the landlord initiated an unlawful detainer action against the occupant.
  3. After several warnings, the property owner had no choice but to bring an unlawful detainer case against the non-compliant tenant.

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