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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1,153 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • Toby

    If it legal if my landlord suddenly requires me to pay my rent online? And it is legal to charge me a fee to pay my rent online?

  • Ben Sutherland

    I am currently renting an apartment and my landlord rented the 1 bedroom next door to me with 2 adults and 4 children, all under the age 8. The noise and screaming going on next door is psychologically driving me mad. The apartment is way too small for that many people. Is the landlord breaking the law? Can I do anything to help regain my sanity by asking the landlord to move me or the family next door?

  • Lynn Chapman

    Is it legal in Nevada if you own a home in a mobile home park to raise your space rent from $605mo to $663.37 a month with no notice? They are claiming it is for water and sewer. The investors from out of state purchased it in February. In May they tried to raise it and the manager said no because a lot of people weren’t working. Now here we are and they are trying to do again with no warning.

  • Frankie

    Can a tenant add and release multiple occupants on their lease? I believe this resident is renting rooms to multiple people and keeps adding and releasing them on the lease. What could do? Is this legal? She has done this 3x in less than a year and wanting to add another occupant on her lease.

    • Tartu21

      The tenant needs to get your permission to be able to sublease. There should be a clause in your lease that says how many residents are allowed to reside at the property.

  • Jeremy

    My landlord gives me more than 24 hour notice to come inspect the property but is doing it all the time and for no other reason than she just wants to look around and takes pictures of everything

    Is this legal ?
    Is there anything i can do to stop this intrusion ?

  • david carr

    hey there. my friend and i formed an LLC and bought a condo years ago in las vegas because we were both working there. now we would like to rent it out because we have both moved. do you know if we need a business license to rent it? thanks!

  • Perla

    Hey there. So my landlord has been renting me A room/studio for about 3 years. So she has her house and she made room inside and on her backyard she made studios. My question is I believe she did this all with out a license because everything is done so half fast and mind you I have no air conditioning. I have two babies as well. She recently gave us an eviction notice all because she needs that room for herself. Can she even do this? Also is there any way I can have someone inspect her?

  • Matt Finley

    Nevada now requires 7 day notice to pay rent or vacate, 10 for mobile homes.. NRS 40.2512

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