Nevada Rental Laws

Written by on November 19, 2012

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).

This research and information is current as of November 15, 2012.

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: No Statute
  • 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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832 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • LT

    My property is in Nevada. What happens if my property manager lost the tenant’s lease agreement?

    Now there is no proof what and how much the tenants paid. At the same time, the tenant did not receive the lease agreement neither. What can we do?

  • marl

    I would use your cancelled checks or receipts as evidence of payment. Of course, if the Landlord claims non payment he has the burden of proof. As for the lease itself, assuming you both are in agreement, I would recreate the lease agreement, use a similar form lease that the landlord has, or even enter into a new lease. In the new lease, include a provision that this replaces the old lease and that there was nothing due and owing through today’s date. Also remember to include the security deposit in any new lease.

  • AZURA RIDLEY

    my fiance and i rent from a realtor. the day we were sighning paperwork to move in she stated problem with anything and appliances. right away ill send someone. well, our two burners went out on our stove. we cook constantly and also my six year old child lives resides here.we prepare our food here in the home.i text her. than also, tge following day. no, answer. following day i went to the office another landlord handed me a pen and paper told me to write my problem and he’ll get it to her. she’s on her way in. well, nobody has touched basis with us. it’s beena week now. what is our rights as tenants? thankyou,

  • gloria deniker

    what happens when your tenant moves out and still owes you two months rents.
    He sends the rent by certified mail and then puts a stop payment on the check

  • Autumn Peterson

    What licenses if any are required to act as an on site property manager in Nevada? Can a property manager refuse to accept rent from you and then evict you for non-payment ?

  • Andrew

    My wife and I rent from a realtor and we have consistently had problems with getting things fixed. Now we have a leak that has been going on for months and is causing rot and mold. How do I handle this without losing our home

  • Sarah

    How old is this article? You state there is no statute for a domestic violence situation, but this says otherwise. Clarification, please. I am filing for a PTO / restraining order sure to a battery with a deadly weapon case against my ex. I need to move but don’t want to pay all the excess fees that come with breaking a lease. Any advice is appreciated.

    http://www.civillawselfhelpcenter.org/self-help/evictions-housing/more-topics/206-tenants-right-to-terminate-lease-due-to-domestic-violence

  • Kacee Shea

    I was ready to give my first month and security deposit and sign on the dotted line, when the landlord then told me the guest house I was going to rent (and the main house as well) was on a septic tank and therefore I could not flush ANY toilet paper at all. She wanted me to put it in a garbage bag and then take it out to the trash can. I’ve never heard of such a thing. Can a landlord require something like that? It is her home and guest house. I don’t know but that just seems unhealthy.

    I passed on renting the guest house even though it was so perfect for me.

  • LP

    what do i do with tenant that dont wanna pay the last month that they are staying at my house?
    they basically told me to use the security deposit to pay the last month but its not enough
    and i told them fine ill use security deposit but i want them to move out on the 15th becaus security deposit is only half. but they refuse to go they want to stay until the end of the month..

    i feel like i cant say anything to them anymore because i feel scared for my life. i have another tenant who is siding with them and he pull me to the said saying ” if i was you i would just accept the lost and just wait till they move out becuase they roll like that.. and then he then asked me if i had gang family to protect me…

    HELP ME I NEED ADVICE TY IN ADVAN

  • Arlene

    Hello Lucas! Like your page very informative! Wondering if you can help me. We currently rent a home in Las Vegas, NV & we noticed there is a camera right out side our front porch facing the entrance of the house. Is that legal? Right of the bat we feel it’s invading our privacy. He did not mention anything about it in our lease
    Thank you for your help!
    Arlene

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