Dispossessory Warrant Law & Legal Definition


A dispossessory warrant is a term sometimes used to refer to eviction proceedings brought by a landlord againt a tenant. A dispossessory warrant is issued to evict a lessee from real property. Dispossessory warrants are governed by state and local laws, which vary by jurisdiction.

The following is an example of a lease clause dealing with a dispossessory warrant:

19. EVICTION: If the rent called for under this agreement has not been received by the fifth day of the month in which it is due, or other provisions herein pertaining to illegal, unauthorized or prohibitive use of the permissions are violated, then Management or its agent shall have the right to assert all legal and contractual remedies to enforce this lease and, without limitation to any other remedy, may take out a Dispossessory Warrant and have Resident, his or her family and possessions evicted from the premises.