Nevada State Rent Increases & Fees

  • Rent Control / Increase Limitations. Nevada state landlords can raise rent only after the lease has ended.
  • Notice Required to Raise Rent. For month-to-month tenancies, Nevada landlords must provide 45 days notice from next rent due date.
  • Late Rent Fees. Nevada state landlords may charge for late fees only if it’s included in the lease agreement.

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

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

When is it illegal to raise rent?

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 (Fair Housing Act).

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, for complaining to the landlord or law enforcement regarding a criminal violation, or for refusing to give written consent to a change in the lease agreement (NRS 118a-510).

Is there a rent increase limit?

Nevada doesn’t legislate the amount that a landlord can increase rent.

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

A Nevada landlord is required to provide a monthly “at-will” tenant with a 45-Day Notice before increased rent may be expected. If a tenant makes rent payments more frequently than monthly, the landlord must provide a 15-Day Notice (NRS 118a-300).

How Often Can Rent Be Increased?

Nevada doesn’t regulate the frequency with which rent may be increased.

Laws Regarding Late Fees

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

Laws Regarding Bounced Check fees

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

Cities in the State With Rent Control

The state of Nevada has no legislation regarding rent control. The state is considered a “Dillion Rule” state, and as such local municipalities are allowed to address any 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).