When is Attorney Representation Required in a Nevada Eviction Lawsuit?

This article discusses the circumstances when you should hire an attorney to represent you in a Nevada eviction case, and those situations where attorney representation may not be necessary.  Attorney representation is always required where the property owner or owner’s agent is a business entity.  Accordingly, if the property owner or his/her authorized agent is…

Rent and Eviction Control Laws Will Likely be Enacted in the City of Concord in April 2024

The Concord City Council recently voted to implement a rent and eviction control ordinance, which caps yearly rent increases and requires landlords to have “just cause” before evicting a tenant.  The new rent control provisions will limit annual rent increases to the lower of 3% or 60% of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which applies…

When Can a Landlord Enter a Rental Unit in Nevada?

This article discusses the circumstances under which a landlord can enter his rental property in the State of Nevada, the notice required for entry and the penalties for entering the property unlawfully.  Allowable Reasons for Landlord’s Entry into Rental Property Occupied by a Tenant In Nevada a landlord can enter rental property occupied by a…

California Mobile Home Eviction Process in Nonpayment of Rent/Utilities Cases

This article discusses the process for evicting a mobile home owner from a mobile home park based on failure to pay rent, utilities or other incidental service charges specified by the rental agreement. The procedure is governed by California’s Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL), which applies only to the mobile homeowner’s rental of a specific site on which the…

Nevada Laws Relating to Security Deposits

Most Nevada landlords require a security deposit when renting their property to a prospective tenant.  The security deposit is designed to protect the landlord from financial losses caused by the tenant arising from a variety of situations, including nonpayment of rent and damage to the premises.  It is important for landlords to understand Nevada’s security…

Common Defenses to a Nevada Eviction Action

Many Nevada tenants decide to fight an eviction by asserting a laundry list of defenses, regardless of whether any supporting facts exist.  Such defenses commonly involve mistakes the landlord is claimed to have made during the eviction process, ranging from alleged defects in the initial notice to assertions that the landlord is acting with retaliatory…

Duties of Landlords and Tenants under Nevada Law

Here is a summary of Nevada law addressing the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants arising from the landlord-tenant relationship. Landlord’s Obligations to Tenants A landlord’s legal duties to a tenant include the following: What is a “Habitable” Condition A habitable condition includes: Effective waterproofing and weather protection of roof and exterior walls, including…

Using a 3-Day Notice to Evict a Nevada Tenant Based on Illegal Activity

Nevada law requires a landlord to serve a three-day notice on the tenant when the reason for the eviction is illegal activity.  Here is an overview of the types of illegal activities that will support an eviction, the authorized methods of service of the notice, and the steps needed to complete an eviction after the…

30 Day Notice to Vacate Required in Non-Payment of Rent Cases Covered by the CARES Act

The federal CARES Act (enacted March 27, 2020) imposed a temporary moratorium on eviction filings for residential properties financed by federally backed mortgage loans or participating in federal affordable housing programs.  The CARES Act included a provision requiring landlords of covered properties to give tenants at least 30 days’ notice to vacate the premises in…