When a renter in Nevada can’t obtain necessary repairs, before beginning a court case it’s usually possible to file a report with the proper government departments about the unsafe conditions on the property. Code inspectors have the power to order repairs or fine noncompliant landlords.
What Are Considered Unsafe Living Conditions in Nevada?
In Nevada, unsafe living conditions exist when a rental property doesn’t have safe and working:
- Required utilities.
- Hot water.
- Garbage containers and removal.
- Required smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
- Provided appliances.
- Common areas.
- Features required by local code.
What Should Tenants Do Before Reporting a Violation in Nevada?
In most cases, before reporting a violation, a tenant in Nevada must notify the landlord in writing about the issue and ask him to fix it within 14 days.
How Can Tenants Report a Violation in Nevada?
Tenants in Nevada should report violations to the local office or officers responsible for housing code enforcement. The exact process depends on municipality.
After receiving a complaint, an inspecting officer might contact the tenant for more information. Then the officer will usually inspect the property and cite the landlord for any code violations.
How Can a Tenant Report a Health or Safety Violation in Las Vegas?
A tenant in Las Vegas can report a health or safety violation by calling Code Enforcement at (702) 229-6615 or using the provided online form. Most issues will fall under “Tenant Housing Code Issues.” Enter contact information and location, describe the issue, attach supporting files (if available), and submit.
How Can a Tenant Report a Health or Safety Violation in Henderson?
A tenant in Henderson can report a health or safety violation by calling Code Enforcement at (702) 267-3950 or using the provided online form. Most issues will fall under “Substandard Building.” Enter contact information (or remain anonymous), detail the issue, select a location, attach supporting files (if available), and submit.
How Can a Tenant Report a Health or Safety Violation in Reno?
A tenant in Reno can report a health or safety violation by calling Reno Direct at (775) 334-4636 or using the provided online form. Enter a location, select and describe the issue, attach supporting files (if available), provide contact information, and submit.
What Could Happen to a Landlord After a Complaint Is Made in Nevada?
After a tenant files a complaint about unsafe living conditions in Nevada, an officer may inspect the property. The landlord must fix noted code violations. Otherwise, the landlord could be fined and the local government might file to condemn the property.