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3 Facts About Eviction Process in Las Vegas

3 Facts About Eviction Process in Las Vegas

In an ideal scenario, your tenants will pay their rent on time and in full each month. Unfortunately, the need to evict an unpaying or uncomplying tenant may arise occasionally. Knowing the laws that govern convictions in the state of Nevada can better help you understand your rights and responsibilities regarding the termination of tenancy.

 

Laws Governing Nevada Evictions

First, and most importantly, know that all evictions must start with a notice. There are several different types of eviction notices, and the quickest option may not be available or allowed for your situation. It is essential to choose the eviction notice that applies to the situation with your particular tenant and property. For example, there are different types of eviction notices for manufactured homes and non-manufactured homes. Prepare for a lengthy process – depending on the type of property, an eviction may take between 10 and 180 days to finish. A licensed process server or Constable’s Office may deliver the eviction notice.

 
 

An applicable law, Nevada Revised Statute 118A.390, makes it unlawful for a landlord to complete a “self-help eviction.” In other words, it is illegal to change the locks to encourage a tenant to vacate. All evictions must involve the local court, Constable, or Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, it’s illegal for a landlord to force the tenant off the premises by making living conditions untenable.

An applicable law, Nevada Revised Statute 118A.390, makes it unlawful for a landlord to complete a “self-help eviction.” In other words, it is illegal to change the locks to encourage a tenant to vacate. All evictions must involve the local court, Constable, or Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, it’s illegal for a landlord to force the tenant off the premises by making living conditions untenable.

 

The 7 Day To Pay Notice
In accordance with Nevada law, if you want to begin an eviction for nonpayment of rent, you must first provide a “7 Day to Pay Notice.” This notice will tell the tenant that they have seven days to complete the payment of the rent or they will have to leave the rental property. After serving the notice (via licensed process server), a landlord cannot refuse to accept the tenant’s rent. Additional costs, such as court costs, collection fees, or attorney’s fees, cannot be grounds for summary eviction of a tenant.

 

The process surrounding eviction can be confusing and time-consuming. Having a Las Vegas property management company oversee your rental property helps assure occupancy with high-quality tenants. Should the need for an eviction arise, a property management company can follow the process in compliance with state and local laws.

 

Home 365 offers a full suite of property management services that allow property owners to keep their dwellings at full occupancy without the stress that can come with the process. For more information about our process and tools, please contact us.

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