We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is Ejectment?

Malcolm Tatum
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
MyLawQuestions is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At MyLawQuestions, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Ejectment is a legal term used to describe the action of recovering the possession of land by forcing a tenant or trespasser to vacate the premises. The terminology was utilized in time past to replace what were known as the Real Actions, or the regulations and laws that related to controlling the title to a piece of land. While the term is still used in many parts of the world, this type of legal action is often known today as eviction.

The essentials of ejectment involve taking legal steps to order the removal of a tenant or trespasser who does not have the legal right to remain in possession of a property owned by another individual or entity. For example, if a tenant defaults on his or her commitment to tender rental payments in accordance with the terms of a lease agreement, the owner of the property can declare that tenant to be in default. At that point, the owner will request that the tenant vacate the premises. Should the tenant refuse to do so, the owner will then seek the support of the local courts to issue what is known as an order of ejectment. If so ordered, local law enforcement will carry out the ejectment in accordance with any provisions put in place by the issuing court.

Landowners may also utilize ejectment as a means of removing trespassers from a piece of property. As with a tenant who defaults on a lease, the owner will typically provide the trespassers with the opportunity to leave voluntarily. Should they fail to do so, the owner seeks help from the courts, who assess the situation and order local law enforcement to remove or eject the trespassers by a certain date and time. A notice of ejectment is supplied to the tenant or trespasser, and if he or she does not voluntarily leave the premises by that date, law enforcement officers oversee the physical removal of both the individual and any personal belongings that may be found on the property.

The actual process of ejectment must be structured in accordance with the laws and regulations that are part of the common law in the jurisdiction where the property is located. Since those laws may vary significantly from one jurisdiction to the next, landowners should consult with legal counsel when faced with the need to forcibly remove an unauthorized person or persons from a piece of property. In some areas, the process of ejectment can be managed in a very short period. At other times, the process may be somewhat lengthy and create a great deal of expense for the landowner.

MyLawQuestions is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Malcolm Tatum
By Malcolm Tatum , Writer
Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing to become a full-time freelance writer. He has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including MyLawQuestions, and his work has also been featured in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and newspapers. When not writing, Malcolm enjoys collecting vinyl records, following minor league baseball, and cycling.

Discussion Comments

Malcolm Tatum

Malcolm Tatum


Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing...
Learn more
MyLawQuestions, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

MyLawQuestions, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.