Eviction by Title Paramount Law and Legal Definition

An eviction by title paramount arises where a third person establishes a title to the demised premises superior to that of the landlord, and by virtue of that title gains actual possession of the premises or constructive possession thereof through attornment of the tenant to him. The eviction may arise by ouster of the tenant by physical acts of the holder of the paramount title, or by virtue of legal proceedings instituted by him, or by an attornment to him by the tenant while remaining in possession. An eviction by title paramount does not otherwise arise. [John R. Thompson Co. v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., 31 F. Supp. 399 (D. Ohio 1937)].