Eviction of tenants resulting from a planned renovation of their apartment building.

Coined by Heather Pawsey in Vancouver. Truly an urban word.

The elderly couple faced renoviction when their landlord served them notice that they had 60 days to vacate. They feared that gentrification would price them out of the entire neighborhood.
by Slumdog January 17, 2009
The act of evicting tenants from their rental houses and apartments by greedy landlords who announce huge renovation plans that require the emptying of units to be renovated. Once out, the tenants are not allowed to renew their leases until they agree to huge rent increases, sometimes double what they paid before.

This is a portmanteau word, a combination of renovation + eviction, invented by Heather Pawsey of Vancouver, Canada.
We got a renoviction notice today from the new building owner... they're going to divide the living room to make a new bedroom and replace the kitchen cabinets. We'll have to move out, but we're welcome to come back at double the rent.
by drm310 November 18, 2008

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