Definitions

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  • n. The eviction of all a building's tenants on the grounds that a large-scale renovation is planned.

Etymologies

Blend of renovation and eviction. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They say they are victims of a new trend in B.C. - nicknamed "renoviction" - in which landlords evict tenants by announcing big renovation plans.

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  • Some landlords have used the pretence of renovations to turn out renters paying less than market rates, an act casually known as a "renoviction."

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  • Once out, the tenants are not allowed to renew their leases until they agree to monstrous rent increases, sometimes double what they paid before the renoviction.

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  • The mass eviction of an apartment building's tenants because the building's owner plans a large renovation. Blend of renovation and eviction. (From WordSpy)

    November 19, 2008