Lisa Starrett, Property Manager
Nobody really wants an eviction—not the renter, not the landlord, nor the Las Vegas property managers. This most often happens when the tenant doesn’t pay their rent.
When it is in the best interest of the landlord and property manager and we have no other alternative, we will proceed with eviction.
There are several reasons that an eviction may need to be conducted: health or safety matters, violations of the lease, and other legal matters, to name a few.
For instance, if the tenant has repeated complaints of loud or drunken behavior, and is disruptive to the peace and tranquility of the neighbors, this may lead to an eviction.
No matter the reason, our property management team understands the Nevada Landlord / Tenant Eviction Laws so that we can to protect the rights of all parties involved. The laws of Nevada are very specific about the processes and procedures required to evict a tenant.
For example, Nevada tenant eviction laws require specific advance written notices to advise the tenant that they are in violation of their lease, and to specify the violation before they can be evicted.
Examples Of Eviction Notices:
- Five Day Pay or Quit:
This notice advises the tenant that rent is past due and is not sent until after any allowed grace period for rental payments has passed.
The five day notice period does not count the day of service, and the landlord must accept if the tenant offers a full and immediate payment of the past due amount.
Partial payments can be accepted only if the landlord so chooses. In such cases, the landlord can issue a new notice for the balance owed.
- Three Day Nuisance Notice:
This notice advises the tenant that he or she is in violation of one or more of the lease requirements and restrictions, and must correct the problem immediately or be subject to eviction procedures commencing on the fourth day after receiving the notice.
The notice does not involve rent payments, and the violation or violations must be clearly specified in the notice.
There are assorted other types of notices and follow-ups to these notices that the landlord, the landlord’s attorney, and the property manager must be fully versed in, not only for the purpose of avoiding eviction law violations, but also to deal with any issues that may evolve in the event that a tenant files an unlawful eviction lawsuit against the landlord.
If a tenant leaves behind any personal belongings after eviction, the tenant has thirty days to lawfully reclaim the property. The landlord has the option of charging a reasonable storage fee based upon the amount of time the belongings have been kept, or the belongings can be turned over to a storage company, and the tenant can reclaim their property from them.
Under no circumstances, in accordance with Nevada tenant laws, can the evicted tenant’s property be held as “ransom” for past due rents.
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