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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  • Tartu21

    If no new contract has been signed by both parties then there is no meeting of the minds. I am not a lawyer but I don’t think the $905 pay or quit is legal.

  • Richard Nelson

    I am a senior citizen who does not drive. I live in a low income apartment complex that is less than desirable to say the least, due to income. I found out today, when I walked to the office to pay my rent, that they are no longer accepting rent checks. They are requiring tenants to travel to a local grocery chain and go to the customer service and pay via cash. I feel that there has to be some way around this for those of us who cannot physically do that. Please help. Do I have any rights?

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    I received a 24 hour notice, from the owner, do i need to be out in 24 hours, or should we go to court…Las Vegas..?

  • Chelsie Padilla

    I need help finding someone that can help with questions, I was threatened by landlord and stood my ground and I’m very scared right now. Idk what to do because we are on unlawful detainer, hia threat was he’d lock me out by that night but I had been doing so much research I knew he couldnt lawfully. Anyways, at beginning he said he only comes around complex to scare people to get out and maintenance. I have people who coukd back ne up but they are too scared. But I’m suffering now mentally because of this… Altho we were great tenants he told me he’d give us a bad reference because i was exercising my right for detainer 1st. I wrote for my rental receipts 1 over a month ago… Nothing…. I just need validation on his scare tactics!

  • David

    Does a new owner have the right to take over your electric bill, which is separate,from the rental agreement.without not included in the rent, not notifying any of the tenants. And tacking it on the next rental bill cycle?is thatv money laundering.

  • Kelly

    If the tenant loses the key to the property are we required to deliver or can they pickup at a reasonable distance?

  • Cathy

    My 91 year old mom lives in a senior apt complex in Reno and has trouble with housekeeping. A lot of dust but not filthy. Her manager is nearly threatening eviction if she doesn’t get some help. Is this legal?

  • Rose

    My husband and I have lived in a weekly studio motel environment nine years in Carson City. It was built in the 30’s. The wall to wall carpet is horrid. Bed bugs from the neighbor came under the wall. The owner refused new carpet. We lost our bed and more. She threatened eviction instead. It needs to be painted badly. The ceiling is cracked all the way across above our bed. There is black mold in the bathtub and the wall is rotted. Now our fridge isn’t cooling and we’ve lost a ton of food. The owner said clean the coils. They burned my husband when he touched them. Our back window is broken and the air doesn’t work. Never has. If we buy a fridge can we deduct it from the weekly rent? The owner won’t do anything for us but threaten eviction.

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    In the state of Nevada mobile park how many times can a manager raise the rent 4 * is that against the law in 1 year to raise the this park manager is not honest to find all kinds of ways to raise money now he raises the rent again for the fourth time this year intimidates everybody was threatening to take our trailers from us is it against the law to raise your rent

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    I was renting a room in a quad apartment complex. That is where you have a private room, bathroom and entry door, but you share a living room and kitchen, referred to as the common area, with 3 other people. When I moved out I cleaned it thoroughly. It was cleaner when I moved out than it was when I moved in. There was also no damage.I took pictures before I left. I received an email from my ex landlord indicating I had a balance due of $740! This is for “damage turnover” “cleaning turnover” and “painting turnover.” I requested an itemized statement but have not received it yetl This $740 is on top of my $450 security deposit they are keeping. How could I possibly be responsible for this when I did what I was supposed to do?

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    landlord has a code violation, Electrical. He throws out all tenants. Is this legal? I am a tenant of the tenant and have no where to go is this legal 100 degrees outside.

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    I have only three windows in my rented mobile home that open is this a fire safety issue for evacuation exits.
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    Keep in mind right across the way there are two unregistered vehicle that have been sitting there for at least 3 months and neither of these renters have been issued a notice like i have been issued and now evicted for…..
    Is that considered harassment when we let them know before inheriting my uncle’s RV after his death before it had arrived that it would be arriving after being here for a month without anything being said about it then getting a eviction notice because of unregistered vehic

  • Kelli Smith

    I have the section 8 housing choice voucher and I am waiting on an employee/landlord of the appartment complex to send the resoponding legal paperwork back to my caseworker. It has been 2 weeks now there has been no action done from the landlord. 3 weeks ago I put a deposit on the appartment to secure a hold on the unit but the unit was just vacated and still needed to be cleaned. I have called the main office of my section 8 housing voucher and they state they are waiting on the property to send back the forms. Every time I call the offices to the property my calls are ignored never answered yet if I call on a anonymous number the landlord will answer calls. Also never in the office. What rights do I have to move this process along?

  • Kelli Smith

    I have the section 8 housing choice voucher and I am waiting on an employee/landlord of the apartment complex to send the responding legal paperwork back to my caseworker. It has been 2 weeks now there has been no action done from the landlord. 3 weeks ago I put a deposit on the apartment to secure a hold on the unit but the unit was just vacated and still needed to be cleaned. I have called the main office of my section 8 housing voucher and they state they are waiting on the property to send back the forms. Every time I call the offices to the property my calls are ignored never answered yet if I call on a anonymous number the landlord will answer calls. Also never in the office. What rights do I have to move this process along?

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    I was renting a room, we did not have a lease, I left mid August. The owner is threatening to sue me for August rent but he has my security deposit. Also he is not releasing my government documents that I left behind as collateral. He has been sending me messages and has openly admitted to going thru my paystubs so he knows how much I make. Do I need to pay him or can he just keep my deposit for that remaining month?

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    The rental agreement says no smoking indoors and within so many feet of the building. Can I evict a tenant for smoking indoors?

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    I am on the HUD-Vash program 7/1/15 at this apt. 11/13/19 property manager came to my apt with a case manager from the VA hudvash unit to notify me that I was being given a 30 day opt out of my lease which would allow me to move @ retain my voucher also the corporate office will not renew my lease next july. She stated this was due to continuous and ongoing complaints she has received from multiple tenants regarding numerous lease violations. States these issues have been ongoing since she became manager, never resolved and she anticipates my behavior to continue She agreed that I have never been notified of these ‘alleged complaints’ and can produce no documents to support these incidents occurring. What are my rights/landlords

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    I rent an apartment on Clark County. When my son and his girlfriend (with their baby) lost their job and lost their place I allowed them to move in so they could get on their feet. Since then (May 2019) neither are working, my home is a mess and they are totally disrespectful. I served them a 30-day notice and then recently a 5-day notice. I noticed they are not making any effort to abide. My son told me they are not going anywhere. What do I do at this point? I’m confined to my room, paying all the bills and have no money to seek legal assistance. Please help!!!!

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