Rent Increases & Fees in Nevada

Rent Increases & Fees in Nevada

Last Updated: May 2, 2022 by Elizabeth Souza

In Nevada, there is no rent control, and the state does not preempt rent control. If proper notice is given, landlords can set rent and increase it. Nevada landlord-tenant law is primarily governed by NV Rev. Stat. 118A.300.

Quick Facts
Rent Control None
Minimum Notice for Rent Increases 45 Days or 15 Days
Max. Late Fee No Statute
Max. Bounced Check Fee No Statute

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent in Nevada?

A Nevada landlord must abide by the conditions of the written lease. Unless established in the lease, a Nevada landlord cannot increase rent during the lease. Once the lease has ended, a landlord may request whatever increase he/she sees fit upon renewal of the lease. However, a landlord may increase rent on an “at-will” tenant so long as the appropriate notice is provided.

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When Is It Illegal to Raise Rent in Nevada?

According to the Federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for a Nevada landlord to raise rent based on the age, race, religion, nation or origin, familial status, or disability status of a tenant.

It is also illegal for a Nevada landlord to increase rent in retaliation for a tenant having filed a complaint with the appropriate authorities regarding the health and safety of the property, for organizing or joining a tenant’s group, etc. (NRS 118a-510)

Is There a Rent Increase Limit in Nevada?

Nevada doesn’t have a law that regulates the amount that a landlord can increase rent.

How Much Notice Is Needed for Raising Rent in Nevada?

A Nevada landlord must provide a monthly “at-will” tenant with a 45-Day Notice before increasing rent. If the periodic tenancy is less than one month, the landlord must provide a 15-Day Notice. (NRS 118a-300)

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How Often Can Rent Be Increased in Nevada?

Nevada doesn’t regulate how often a landlord can increase rent.

Laws Regarding Late Fees in Nevada

Nevada doesn’t regulate the amount that landlords may charge for late fees. However, late fees must be written in the lease.

Laws Regarding Bounced Check Fees in Nevada

Nevada has no legislation regarding the amount of fees a landlord may charge for rental payments returned for insufficient funds. Fees should be written in the lease.

Nevada Cities With Rent Control

The state of Nevada has no state statute regarding rent control. The state is a “Dillion Rule” state, and as such local municipalities can address matters that the state defers to them. State legislation goes so far as to grant county commissions the power to properly address, “matters of local concern.”

Legislation indicates that if the state or federal legislation is silent on an issue, the counties will have the authority to legislate the issue (Nevada Rulemaking Manual).