Moral Eviction Law and Legal Definition

Moral eviction refers to the conduct of a landlord in rendering the premises unfit for the occupation of the tenant, without actually taking possession of any part of the land, as by introducing women of ill fame into other parts of the house.

A disturbance of moral conditions affecting the peaceful character of a home to an extent that it becomes uninhabitable amounts to a moral eviction of the tenant that justifies the tenant in a refusal to pay rent. [Keenan v. Legardeur, 5 La. App. 266 (La.App. 1926)].