Nevada Rental Laws
If you own a property in Nevada and have tenants, it’s important to be aware of the state’s tenant laws. These laws exist to protect tenants from landlords who might try to take advantage of them, and they can also help to ensure that everyone is treated fairly. In this resource, we’ll outline some of the most important Nevada tenant laws, so that you can understand your rights and responsibilities as a landlord.
As a landlord in Nevada, it’s important to be aware of your tenants’ rights in your rental property. This article will outline the basic rights tenants have in Nevada, as well as what to do if your tenant feels their rights have been violated. Knowing your tenants’ rights will help you avoid any legal trouble and ensure that you’re providing them with the best possible living experience.
|Termination for Nonpayment Notice||5-Day for Commercial |
7-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
10-Day for Mobile Home Lot
NRS 40.2512 Unlawful detainer: Possession after default in payment of rent; exception.
Nevada Eviction Process and Timeline
|Termination for Lease Violation Notice||5-Day Notice; |
NRS 40.2516 Unlawful detainer: Possession after failure to perform conditions of lease; saving lease from forfeiture; recovery of possession following unlawful detainer.
|Small Claim Court Limit||Nevada Small Claim Court Limit is $10,000|
Las Vegas Small Claims Court
Reno Small Claims Court
|Handling Abandoned Property||NRS 118A.450 Abandonment of dwelling unit by tenant: Remedies; presumption.|
NRS 118A.460 Procedure for disposal of personal property abandoned or left on premises; landlord required to provide tenant reasonable opportunity to retrieve essential personal effects for period following eviction or lockout of tenant.
|Penalty for Self-Help Eviction||Actual damages or up to $2,500 (both or whichever is greater)|
NRS 118A.390 Unlawful removal or exclusion of tenant or willful interruption of essential items or services; procedure for expedited relief.
|Tenant Withholding Rent for Repairs||NRS 118A.360 Failure of landlord to comply with rental agreement or maintain dwelling unit in habitable condition where cost of compliance less than specified amount.|
NRS 118A.380 Failure of landlord to supply essential items or services.
NRS 118A.490 Actions based upon nonpayment of rent: Counterclaim by tenant; deposit of rent with court; judgment for eviction.
|Required Disclosures||Non-Refundable Fees Disclosure (Amount and Purpose) |
Move-In Checklist Required
NRS 118A.200 Rental agreements: Signing; copies; required provisions; disputable presumptions; use of nonconforming agreement unlawful.
Penalties for Permitting or Maintaining a Nuisance
NRS 202.470 Maintaining or permitting nuisance: Penalty.
Right of tenant to display the flag of the United States
NRS 118A.325 Right of tenant to display flag of the United States in certain areas; conditions and limitations on exercise of right.
Foreclosure Proceedings Disclosure (does not have to be in the lease)
NRS 118A.275 Disclosure of foreclosure proceedings on premises to prospective tenant; willful violation constitutes deceptive trade practice by landlord.
Language that must be included in the lease, if the lease is signed by an agent of the landlord who doesn’t hold a property management permit. See NRS 118A.200
In addition to the provisions required by subsection 3, any written rental agreement for a single-family residence which is not signed by an authorized agent of the landlord who at the time of signing holds a permit to engage in property management pursuant to chapter 645 of NRS must contain a disclosure at the top of the first page of the agreement, in a font size at least two times larger than any other font size in the agreement, which states that:
(a) There are rebuttable presumptions in NRS 205.0813 and 205.0817 that the tenant does not have lawful occupancy of the dwelling unless the agreement:
(1) Is notarized or is signed by an authorized agent of the landlord who at the time of signing holds a permit to engage in property management pursuant to chapter 645 of NRS; and
(2) Includes the current address and telephone number of the landlord or his or her authorized representative; and
(b) The agreement is valid and enforceable against the landlord and the tenant regardless of whether the agreement:
(1) Is notarized or is signed by an authorized agent of the landlord who at the time of signing holds a permit to engage in property management pursuant to chapter 645 of NRS; or
(2) Includes the current address and telephone number of the landlord or his or her authorized representative.
|Non-Refundable Fees||Yes, they have to be disclosed in the lease.|
|Security Deposit Rules||Security Deposit Amount: up to 3 months ; |
Deadline to itemize and return of security deposit: 30 days
NRS 118A.240 “Security” defined.
NRS 118A.242 Security: Limitation on amount or value; surety bond in lieu of security; duties and liability of landlord; damages; disputing itemized accounting of security; prohibited provisions.
NRS 118A.244 Notice or transfer of security or surety bond to tenant and successor in interest required upon transfer of dwelling unit.
NRS 118A.250 Receipts for security, surety bond, rent and other payments.
|Month-to-Month Notice||30 Days to terminate; 45 Days to increase rent|
Special provisions for tenants 60 years or older
NRS 118A.300 Advance notice of increase of rent.
NRS 40.251 Unlawful detainer: Possession of property leased for indefinite time after notice to surrender; older person or person with a disability entitled to extension of period of possession upon request; federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such worker may request extension of period of possession
|Payment of Rent||Late Fees see NRS 118A.200|
4. A landlord may charge a reasonable late fee for the late payment of rent as set forth in the rental agreement, but:
(a) Such a late fee must not exceed 5 percent of the amount of the periodic rent; and
(b) The maximum amount of the late fee must not be increased based upon a late fee that was previously imposed.