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An eviction is the legal removal of a tenant from a rental property. The eviction is originated by the landlord or by the landlord’s representatives, but is carried out by an officer of the court. It is illegal for a landlord to personally lock-out a tenant.

Two of the most common causes for eviction are non-payment of rent and breach of lease or rental agreement.

The landlord filed for an eviction to remove the tenant from the apartment because the tenant hadn't paid his rent in two months.
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