Partial Eviction Law and Legal Definition

Partial eviction refers to an eviction resulting from a landlord depriving a tenant of use of a portion of the leased premises. In most states, partial eviction allows a tenant to stop paying rent if the tenant abandons the premises, while in other states the tenant can either abandon the premises or pay partial rent.

For example, a firm leases a floor of an office building. The landlord wishes to make substantial modifications to one side of the building. Since there was a disruption caused by the work, tenant and landlord agree to a partial eviction from the property affected by construction. The tenant's rent is reduced accordingly.