Nevada Rental Laws

Last updated on August 25, 2016 by

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


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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965 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • Desiree Felton

    So my girlfriend went crazy and broke my window but before she did this I warned the landlord before I moved in to take her off my lease because she is on drugs and like to break stuff and the moment she did I called the police and told the landlord now he say he is breaking my lease without even allowing me to fix it and he is refusing my rent and I only been here 3weeks can he do that ???

  • Dixie

    I’ve been living in my apt for almost 3 years
    I had a verbal agreement with my landlord about cat sitting for my son I get the cat approximately for 1or2 weeks every couple of months she was ok with it
    She just attached a $500 non refundable pet deposit to my bill and a $20 a month pet rent
    I don’t own a pet I just watch it
    What will happen if I refuse to pay it

  • Paul

    Is it legal to charge a surcharge on weekly rental apartments in Las Vegas, Nv., to also raise the surcharge and claim that the surcharge is not for raising the rent?

  • Kimberly

    My tenant broke the terms of their 2 year lease after 6 months. Can I report them to a collection agency for the balance of the lease and take them to court?

  • DOlds

    We are renting a condo from a professional property management company in Las Vegas, and we received a notice about 3 weeks ago saying they are selling our condo. What rights do we have as tenants, and can our lease be terminated by the new owner(s) should they decide they don’t want us here, before our lease expires the end of May 2017??

  • hope nauka

    My annual lease was due every April on the 1st. All of sudden our landlord said we will renew the lease in October. We did ask why,he did not have no real reason and also nothing in writing. We tried to explain that this is wrong. He don’t think so. What should I do or where can I get leaga advise. What should I do?

  • Algul

    I took to rent an apartment and within 10 days I re thought and decided to return to California, where she lived, can I get a refund?

  • jeff

    i rent a room in a house here in vegas,my land lord lives here also and is female as well as another tenant,she has a camera in the living room and can turn it on and watch it thru an app on her phone,is this legal.

    • Sandra Pecorino

      It is against the law unless you agree to the camera

      • jeff

        thanks sandra,i wasnt sure do to the fact its in the living room.i figured if she lived here by herself it would be for security but she put it in after she rented to me and another tenant so i was suspicious,there are so many red flag in this house guess im gonna haveto sit down with my landlords and teach them some rental laws before they get into big trouble.

  • Jessika Glover

    We moved into an apartment last year and instantly noticed a roach problem. I asked around and other tenants claimed to not have the problem. With a few treatments from the exterminator provided and my own baiting I stopped seeing activity. My grandma and sister just moved from California and we had no money to move again. If I kept up with sprays, we didn’t see much activity. A dead bug here or there. Now after a year and new lease I’m starting to see a problem again. We are starting to look for a house and don’t want to break our lease. Can we request a new unit to fulfill our lease? Do they have to assist us with this request? I clean all the time because I have a 3 year old and asthma, so I think it’s the other units around u

  • susie

    i am asking this question for my ex daughter in laws sister. patty wants to vacate the apt with her sister and find something closer to work. they are both on the lease and it expires in april. traveling 50 miles a day round trip is creating a hardship for patty. any suggestions?

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  • mirani

    My landlord property commercial lease management company charged me $2,000 in late fees…is this legal. ..and want it to be paid in 5 days including my rent otherwise they will kill ck me out in 24 hours. I received a letter from the management group.

  • Paula Walters

    If my tenent decided to give me a 30 day day notice of moving mid month. 15th to the 15th. Do I have to prorate the rent for partial month. Or does she legally owe for that month because technically she is continuing to live there on the 1st, so seems to me if your not out by the end of the month you should pay in full the month your living there even if it’s only half of that month.

  • Paulo Muntean

    I rent a room and want to lock my room. Am I required to give them a key to my room.

    • Sandra Pecorino

      Is the room in someone’s house, are you paying by cash or money order or check always get a receipt To tell you the truth I think you should call Nevada legal Services and ask them the question
      702 386-0404

  • Fia

    I signed a Lease for 3 years to locked the rental price, 3 months into the lease the landlord sold the property. He sends me a notice of rent increased stating that the investors want to increase the rent. He also stated that he will send me my deposit to look for another place. I read my lease to make sure there’s no clause in it to where the new owner can void the lease. He also said that the investors are willing to pay $200 to help with my move. It took me about 4 months to save up to move to this place and he is asking me to move out in 45 days if i can’t afford the increase in rent. How do I avoid landlords or investors from pulling illegal stuff like this.

  • Jan

    I would like to know how a landlord can charge for water trash and sewer in an apartment complex. I’m being charged per person. Per square feet and they are dividing this by all the tenants that is they are taking the whole bill including watering the landscape on this huge complex. Is this legal our bill just water is anywhere between 35 and so far 45 dollars and that’s just for water and it goes up every month especially the summer

    • Sandra Pecorino

      Most complexes in Las Vegas are doing that I’m not sure if it’s legal, when I first moved here from New York in 1996 this was not going on. I suggest you call Legal Aid at 702 386-0404 and see if they can give you an answer

  • Emily

    I rented a room from an older gentleman because he neede money to save his houe and not be evicted. A group from nevada paid $2000 for me to move in there as I was a victim of a domestic crime and at the time I thought it would be a safe place for me to live. after 60 days in the home I decided that it was not a safe place for me and moved to another state. I moved as much of my personal belongings out of the house but was unable to get all of it due to not having avehicle. I left some personal items and yesterday a good friend of mine went to the house to collect these things and bring them to me and 80% of my belongings were gone. I want to know if I cn hold my landlord/rppmate responsible for my belongings and can i get my deposit back?

  • Kenneth

    I Live in northern Nevada. As I was out of town my landlord stopped by and my sister who was dog sitting for me answered the door and it was the landlord. She asked if I was home my sister said no I was out of town. Landlord then asked if she could come in and do an inspection of the sister said idk let me call my brother which then I get a call and my sister gave the phone to the landlord. My landlord asked if I was still living there i said yes I’m just out of town for the weekend. While I was on the phone with her she squeezed by sister made entry to the house and we hung up the phone.after she had left my sister calls me back and said that she went into the bathroom that is connected to the master bedroom checking for leaks. She then proceeded to the other bathroom did the same thing there and as well as the kitchen. Then she went into the bedrooms and opened up the closets door and looked around and mind you while I was on the phone she never onced asked if she could come in and do a inspection and not only that she had already done the monthly inspection at the beginning of the month. Is this legal and what should I do about it

  • Kenneth

    I Live in northern Nevada. As I was out of town my landlord stopped by and my sister who was dog sitting for me answered the door and it was the landlord. She asked if I was home my sister said no I was out of town. Landlord then asked if she could come in and do an inspection of the sister said idk let me call my brother which then I get a call and my sister gave the phone to the landlord. My landlord asked if I was still living there i said yes I’m just out of town for the weekend. While I was on the phone with her she squeezed by sister made entry to the house did the inspection. without permission or 24 notice and she had already done the monthly inspection earlier this month. What should i do

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