renoviction

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of renovation and eviction.

Noun[edit]

renoviction (plural renovictions)

  1. (British Columbia) The eviction of all of a building's tenants on the grounds that a large-scale renovation is planned.
    • 2011, Erica Alini, "Vancouver—the most livable city?", Maclean's, 14 September 2011:
      The city's blogs and online communities are filled with rants against so-called "renovictions," as landlords boot out long-time tenants to install hardwood floors and marble countertops in order to hike up rent or pay for things like security and safety upgrades.

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