Nevada Rental Laws

Written on November 19, 2012 by , updated on August 8, 2018

State Flag of NevadaThis article summarizes some key Nevada Landlord-Tenant laws applicable to residential rental units.

We’ve used the Official State Statutes and other online sources cited below to research this information and it should be a good starting point in learning about the law.

With that said, our summary is not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for qualified legal advice. Laws and statutes are always subject to change, and may even vary from county to county or city to city.

You are responsible for performing your own research and complying with all laws applicable to your unique situation.

If you have legal questions or concerns, we recommend consulting with the appropriate government agencies and/or a qualified lawyer in your area. Your local or state bar association may have a referral service that can help you find a lawyer with experience in landlord-tenant law.

Nevada has not adopted the Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act (URLTA).

Official Rules and Regulations

Details

Security Deposit:

  • Security Deposit Maximum: equal to 3 months of rent (NRS 118A.242(1))
  • Security Deposit Interest: No Statute
  • Separate Security Deposit Bank Account: No Statute
  • Pet Deposits and Additional Fees: No Statute
  • Non-Refundable Fees: Landlord must disclose and explain any non-refundable fees (which are allowed for cleaning) in the lease agreement. (NRS 118A.242(8))
  • Deadline for Returning Security Deposit: 30 days after lease termination/Tenant moves out (NRS 118A.242(4)(5))
  • Require Written Description / Itemized List of Damages and Charges: Yes (NRS 118A.242(4)(5))
  • Record Keeping of Deposit Withholdings: No Statute

Lease, Rent & Fees:

  • Rent Increase Notice: 45 days or, in the case of any periodic tenancy of less than 1 month, 15 days in advance of the first rental payment to be increased (NRS 118A.300)
  • Late Fees: No Statute
  • Prepaid Rent: No Statute
  • Returned Check Fees: No Statute
  • Tenant Allowed to Withhold Rent for Failure to Provide Essential Services (Water, Heat, etc.): Yes (NRS 118.355)
  • Tenant Allowed to Repair and Deduct Rent: Yes (NRS 118.355)
  • Landlord Allow to Recover Court and Attorney’s Fees: No Statute
  • Landlord Must Make a Reasonable Attempt to Mitigate Damages to Lessee, including an Attempt to Rerent: Yes (NRS 118.175)
  • Hold-over converts to Month-to-Month: Yes, unless tenant pays weekly, then it converts to Week-to-Week

Notices and Entry:

  • Notice to Terminate a Lease – Yearly Lease: No Statute
  • Notice to Terminate a Lease – Month-to-Month: 30 days (NRS 40.251)
  • Notice to Terminate a Lease – Week-to-week: 7 days (NRS 40.251)
  • Notice of date/time of Move-Out Inspection: No Statute
  • Eviction Notice for Nonpayment: 5 days (NRS 40.2512)
  • Eviction Notice for Lease Violation: 5 days, but must fix the issue within the first 3 days or Landlord can file for eviction. (NRS 40.2514NRS 40.2516)
  • Required Notice before Entry: 24 hours (NRS 118A.330)
  • Entry Allowed with Notice for Maintenance and Repairs (non-emergency): 24 hours (NRS 118A.330)
  • Entry Allowed During Tenant’s Extended Absence: No Statute
  • Notice to Tenants for Pesticide Use: No Statute
  • Emergency Entry Allowed without Notice: Yes (NRS 118A.330)
  • Lockouts Allowed: No (NRS 118A.390)
  • Utility Shut-offs Allowed: No (NRS 118A.390)

Disclosures and Miscellaneous Rules:

  • Tenant has the right to display the flag of the United States of America (NRS 118A.325, NRS 118A.200)
  • Landlord must include verbiage in the lease that summarizes the rule NRS 202.470 – Maintaining or permitting nuisance: Penalty (NRS 118A.200)
  • Landlord must provide a completed move-in checklist stating the inventory and condition of the dwelling at the time the tenant takes possession. (NRS 118A.200)
  • Landlord must inform the Tenant in writing, if the property is subject to a pending foreclosure. (NRS 118A.200)
  • Landlord must explain, in the Lease, the conditions upon which the deposit will be refunded. (NRS 118A.200)
  • Other than normal wear, the premises will be returned in the same condition as when the tenancy began. (NRS 118A.200)
  • Special Protections for Domestic Violence Victims: Lease termination and other rights (NRS 118A.345)
  • Examples of retaliation include filing an eviction lawsuit, terminating a tenancy, refuse to renew, increasing the rent, or decreasing services. (NRS 118A.510)
  • Retaliation is assumed if the Landlord takes such action after Tenant complains to the landlord about unsafe or illegal living conditions. (NRS 118A.510)
  • Retaliation is assumed if the Landlord  takes such action after Tenant complains to a government agency, such as a building or health inspector, about unsafe or illegal living conditions. (NRS 118A.510)
  • Retaliation is assumed if the Landlord takes such action after a Tenant joins or organizing a tenant union, for the purpose of presenting his/her views. (NRS 118A.510)
  • Retaliation is assumed if the Landlord takes such action after Tenant exercises a legal right allowed by your state or local law. (NRS 118A.510)

Court Related:

Business Licenses:

  • Business License required: No state-wide statute, but local cities and counties may have regulations and requirements.  Check with your local governing authority.
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1,108 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • erica

    I rented a room from 01 June 2018 to 24 October 2018. Roommate said I caused damage to her bathroom faucet, kitchen counter and the shower curtain had mold on it. She wants to get an estimate of the damage and bill me. I do not if I caused damaged to her bathroom faucet or kitchen counter, or if it was like that when I moved in.
    I have no lease agreement and I paid her in cash. Can she take me to court?

  • erica

    I rented a room from 01 June 2018 to 24 October 2018. Roommate said I caused damage to her bathroom faucet, kitchen counter and the shower curtain had mold on it. She wants to get an estimate of the damage and bill me. I do not if I caused damaged to her bathroom faucet or kitchen counter, or if it was like that when I moved in.
    I have no lease agreement and I paid her in cash. Can she take me to court? Do I have to pay for these items that she said I damaged?

  • Poppy

    I rent a room in a house owned by a lovely couple in their 80’s. There is one other girl. We all get along and it has been very peaceful. The homeowners decided to rent the downstairs room. A girl we’ll call Mary moved in. One of the stipulations with the renter is that it was for a single person. The room is furnished, the rent is very low, and it includes electric and water. Mary moved in October 1. She has since moved her 7yo son and 1 year old daughter in. She uses our bath to bathe her kids and her boyfriend is always here to. I am worried about evicting her because of the kids. What can we do? My landlords are old and they are very overwhelmed. Her kids are loud and not well behaved. She’s a bully to our landlords. Help!

  • Poppy

    I rent a room in a house owned by a lovely couple in their 80’s. There is one other girl. We all get along and it has been very peaceful. The homeowners decided to rent the downstairs room. A girl we’ll call Mary moved in. One of the stipulations with the renter is that it was a single person. The room is furnished, the rent is very low, and it includes electric and water. Mary moved in October 1. She has since moved her 7yo son and 1 year old daughter in. She uses our bath to bathe her kids and her boyfriend is always here to. I am worried about evicting her because of the kids. What can we do? My landlords are old and they are very overwhelmed. Her kids are loud and not well behaved. She’s a bully to our landlords. Help!

  • patricia smith

    I put in a 60 notice to move, my lease ending 10/31. I am staying until 11/30, so I was aware that they may charge an increased rent, but when I discussed it with manager, and sent an email asking what the new amount would be for my last payment on 11/01, the manager sent me an email saying it was the normal price including water. I showed up to pay my rent with a money order, over paying by $2. She would accept the rent saying she made a mistake and it was really $200 more than she originally agreed, and when I confronted her, she claimed it was one of her office workers tht sent it, even though the email was signed with her name. I feel that they should honor the amount. What can I do?

  • salvador

    i just moved in to my apartments and sences the first day i have problems i was with out wash or dryer and no hot water for about 17days, it toke for them to get me a new water tank .
    and now i been having a water leak from my upstairs for 1 week now noting has gotten done , maint came and look say it will dry on its own never did and they changed a pipe but still leaking , so now i have a big whole in my roof water still leaking and i call the office for them to fix it and noting is getting done still same. what can i do ? my wife is 8 months pregnet and i have my daugher 9 months old dont want mold in my house but i feel like that is going to happen soon if it keeps leaking. what can i do ?

    • Kari

      You should withhold your rent until everything is fixed. Not have hot water for 17 days is ridiculous!!! It’s also a case for your home being uninhabitable and you could have taken your landlord to court or gotten out of your lease. So you really have 2 choices, like I said withhold rent until things are fixed or go ahead a fix everything yourself and deduct whatever it cost you to fix things from your rent. You have the right to do either thing. Good luck!

  • Heather

    Hi Im renting a 3bd 2bath in Henderson NV. Im new to the area so unfamiliar with laws or even who to call at this point. Thanks to some very smart people Ive been informed of electrical code violations. I knew something wasnt right but I had had the maitenance guys here come look and kept getting a pat on the head and told everything was fine. Now a friend (an electrician) has taken a look and confirmed my suspicions. There are no gfci outlets or breakers. There are outlets way too close to water sources. Things like my appliances arent on proper outlets. My smoke detector in my bedroom is malfunctioning. The window in my room wont open. When i tried to talk to management after. She was busy. Help not sure what to do???

  • Deb

    Who’s responsible for air filters for air conditioning and heating? The landlord or the tenant. My landlord says that we have to replace the filters! I say no.

    • Tartu21

      It’s the tenant ‘s responsibility to change AC filters. You are using the unit so why should landlord pay?

      • shellbythebay

        The landlord should pay because the tenant could be liable if the air filter is wrong or installed incorrectly. This would be part of routine maintenance that would be responsibility of the building owner. If the place is rented with air conditioning it should be kept up by the landlord

        • Tartu21

          Shelby,
          You show the tenant how to put the AC filters in and filters have the size written on them and it is their responsibility to change the filters. Obviously you don’t change your filters!

    • Kari

      You should withhold your rent until everything is fixed. Not have hot water for 17 days is ridiculous!!! It’s also a case for your home being uninhabitable and you could have taken your landlord to court or gotten out of your lease. So you really have 2 choices, like I said withhold rent until things are fixed or go ahead a fix everything yourself and deduct whatever it cost you to fix things from your rent. You have the right to do either thing. Good luck!

  • Astrid Doshe

    Hello ☺️ I could really use your advice 😔 I moved to Nevada from California, didn’t realize my custody order didn’t allow it. Judge verbally ordered me to move back as fast as possible but I’ve signed a year lease and been here for 3 months 😕… is there anything I can do? It states if I break the lease I am stuck paying one month for each quarter left of the lease? Can the judge provide me with a forced relocation order or something? Please, any advice is amazing, I can’t afford the $$ and my credit is already so bad 💔 Seriously, thank you for any advice/help you can give me, I truly need it ☺️💚

  • Mb2worlds

    I am nearly 60 years of age and recently fell and broke my ankle. Prior to my surgery, I requested a safety rail to be installed in the tub/shower area of my apartment. My community manager asked me to have my doctor fill out a paper, indicating why it was a necessity, in which he did and I promptly submitted it.
    I was recently told by my community manager that the owners approved it, at my expense.
    At one point, my apartment was flooded and they moved me into a model unit that had the railing in the tub, so I’m not sure why this has to be at my expense, especially since I know other units already have it installed.
    Any advice you can give me, on how I might get this installed without paying for it would be greatly appreciated!

  • Angel

    I have been evicted for late payment as they knew it would be late i was out state for grandma’s funeral… verbal agreement… I have been out of the home for 7 days and they are threatening to throw my stuff away tomorrow at 8am

  • Vicki

    Appropriate time to receive signed copy of lease from landlord?

  • Annette Gallagher

    I’m leasing it an apartment from Olen properties in Las Vegas. They started a trash collecting service and are charging the tenants 20 extra dollars a month. They collect seven dollars a month which is in the lease, for a trash compactor which the tenants use to drop off their garbage. The valet service, as they referred to it, will begin in March after three free months , without our ability to opt in or out. Is this legal?

  • Annette Gallagher

    I’m leasing it an apartment from Olen properties in Las Vegas. Nevada. They started a trash collecting service and are charging the tenants 20 extra dollars a month. They collect seven dollars a month which is in the lease, for a trash compactor which the tenants use to drop off their garbage. The valet service, as they referred to it, will begin in March after three free months , without our ability to opt in or out. Is this legal?

  • Mayra

    The contract was over and we told tenant that we will give them a 45 day notice to leave the house because we were thinking of selling our property. So doring those 45 days they fail to pay full rent and we give them a 5 days notice to quit or pay they told me that they didn’t have money so they vacated they property but now they are saying that they want the deposit back or they are going to sue us for false notification for not putting the property for sale. In Nevada

    • Tartu21

      If you are on a month to month lease with the tenant you can do whatever you want to do with your property as long as you give them 30 days notice to vacate the property. You can keep the deposit to cover the rent they owe you and for any damages. If there is still money left over that will need to go back to the tenant. You need to do a disposition of the deposit which is an account of the rent owing plus any damages within 30 days of their move out.

  • Tasha Randall

    hello my lease is up may 4th – i really dont want to move and landlord knows that. so he is trying to bribe a grand out of me to sign another lease . he is already holding $2k security. what should i do?thanks

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