quiet enjoyment--the right to enjoy and use premises (particularly a residence) in peace
and without interference. Quiet enjoyment is often a condition included
in a lease. Thus, if the landlord interferes with quiet enjoyment,
he/she may be sued for breach of contract. Disturbance of quiet
enjoyment by another can be a "nuisance" for which a lawsuit may be
brought to halt the interference or obtain damages for it.
This week's term is courtesy of Law.com.