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Can you be evicted by someone other than your landlord?

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In theory, no. Anyone "evicting" you would have to be an authorized agent of the landlord -- the only one with the power to repossess the premises...

Under certain circumstances you could be evicted by the State/County and the landlord would have no say in the matter,such as if the Dwelling was deemed condemned under health laws or because of building code violations...

You could also be evicted by the State/County if the landlord does not have a certificate of occupancy for that dwelling which makes it an illegal rental...

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