|Rent Increase Facts
Does Nevada Have Rent Control Laws?
Nevada does not have rent control laws limiting the amount that landlords request for rent. State law does not prohibit local governments from establishing local rent control laws, although there have been several unsuccessful attempts made.
When Can a Landlord Raise Rent in Nevada?
Landlords in Nevada can raise the rent at any time, as long as they comply with the following:
- Wait until the end of the lease term (unless otherwise specified in the lease)
- Aren’t raising rent for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons
- Give reasonable notice
60 days before the end of a year-long lease, a landlord sends the tenant a notice that rent will increase by 6% if they choose to renew the lease.
When Can’t a Landlord Raise Rent in Nevada?
Landlords in Nevada may not raise the rent if:
- It is done in response to a protected tenant action, such as filing a complaint. This is known as “retaliation” .
- It is during the middle of a lease’s fixed term (unless stated otherwise in the lease agreement).
- The increase is applied in a way that discriminates against one of the protected classes specified in the Fair Housing Act.
Nevada state law does not specify a period between a tenant action and a rent increase that qualifies as retaliation, so landlords should act in good faith when increasing rent. However, rent increases are not considered retaliatory if they apply evenly to all tenants .
How Often Can Rent Be Increased in Nevada?
Landlords in Nevada can increase the rent as often as they choose as long as they provide sufficient notice each time.
How Much Notice is Needed to Raise Rent in Nevada?
In Nevada, landlords cannot raise the rent during a lease term and must give 60 days’ notice to increase the rent . However, if the tenancy is a term less than month-to-month (i.e. week-to-week), the landlord must only give 30 days’ notice .
How Much Can a Landlord Raise Rent in Nevada?
Nevada landlords can raise the rent by any amount. There is no legal limit or cap on the amount of a rent increase.