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


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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866 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • Mindee D

    I have a question. if there was no last paid but the first,deposit, & an extra 500.00 was paid in advance, would they kick me out for not paying may 2016. i gave 30 days 45 days ago. they also said they would charge me 500.00$ for breaking the lease, which was up in sept 2016 ( although they just got a tenant in 2 days moving in june 1) i am willing to forgo the deposits to not make my may payment. house is in excellent shape, as the property management showed it
    thk u in advance

  • Nancy

    Hi I was out of town for the weekend and monday morning the apt put out a notice that they would be resurfacing the parking lot on tues morning. I did not return until tues afternoon to find my car towed. Is this legal? I had to Payout $250 to remove my car from impound at the tow yard

  • melissa

    Where can i find the laws on damage a apt is trying to charge me for.

  • Austin Caufield

    I have lived in this same unit for 8 years….I have asked for new carpet and fresh paint? they tell me it’s not happening? I thought the law was they had to paint after 3 years and put new carpet in after 7 years?

  • Brian Mastrangelo

    I would like to know the Law on if the leasing agent in multiple telephone did not disclose that there will be an additional fee for “Pet Rent” which by the way it ridiculous it its self, and gave me a total price 3 times with out including the fee. And then sent the lease with that fee added. Is that legal?

  • Ijarah Johnson

    I have been staying in an apt since November last year.her and my son has an apartment in the same complex. I was paying her rent directly to her and from my understanding she paid the office. I have bills in my name, keys to the apartment, and she has never stayed in the unit. I have all my things are here. Last Thursday my son came to me and told me that I had to move by Sunday. I went to talk to the manager yesterday and the unit is a St. Jude’s unit, the only one in the complex and they found out that I was here. By the 9th I’m to be out my son’s saying buy the mgr said she would contact me when they heard from St Jude’s. I can’t be out on this short notice. What happens if I am not out by the 9th. What is the legal eviction process.

  • Dawn

    Hello! We have paid our rent in full by the date required. We just got a notice to quit because our water, trash and sewer was not paid on this date as well. We don’t believe it has to be paid with rent or that hou can be evicted for non-payment of water, trash and sewer by such date?

    • Lucas Hall

      Hi Dawn

      What does your lease say? If they are claiming that you are violating the lease by not paying the utilities by that date, then those rules would have to be in the lease – no?

  • jeff sykes

    i rent a room in a house in lasvegas,my landlord has her boy friend installing new tiles that need to be cut he does this at times till midnight till 3am how can i take care of this and are there laws to do work certain hours

  • Alex S

    I have a question. I used to be a tenant at a shared house which the landlord owned (I rented a room). While living there we each split the cost of utilities but the landlord NEVER provided a copy of utility bills, just the total amount due and wanted us to pay within 2 weeks. Several times the utility bills came up to high amounts ($500+ just for electricity for several months straight).

    Now I am taking him to small claims court for various other issues, is there a legal obligation for him to provide a copy of those utility bills that I paid in Nevada?

  • Tiffany

    Where can I find laws on denying you to add people to your rental lease?

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