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Question:

An unlawful detainer (UD) action is instigated by ____

A a lessor.
Explaination

An unlawful detainer (UD) action is the court procedure to force a tenant to vacate the rental space they do not have the right to possess. A lessor (landlord) is the aggrieved person who initiates this process against an individual who holds no right to occupy a property, such as a holdover tenant.