The Nevada rental agreements are contracts written between a landlord or property owner and a tenant who wishes to use real property. The tenant agrees to make regular rent payments to continue to use the property. Other terms are defined in the rental agreements.
Nevada Rental Agreement Types
Nevada Required Lease Disclosures
- Landlord’s and Emergency Contact Information (required for all) – Nevada lease agreements are required to provide the contact information for the landlord or an agent acting on their behalf as well as the emergency contact information for someone within 60 miles of the property to handle emergencies.
- Late Fee Disclosure (required for some) – If charging a late fee on late rent payments, Nevada landlords must disclose the fee (not to exceed 5%) in the lease for it to be enforced in a court if the charges are challenged.
- Right to Display American Flag Notice (required for all) – Every Nevada lease agreement must include a notice of the right for tenants to display the American flag on their property or within a common area.
- Foreclosure Disclosure (required for some) – Any Nevada property with a pending disclosure must highlight this fact in the lease agreement with a notice so that tenants have proper notice to relocate and landlords can avoid damages for displacing tenants without notice.
- Move-In Checklist (required for all) – All leases in Nevada must be accompanied by a move-in checklist that outlines the condition of the property and is held onto by the tenant to evaluate damages at the end of the lease term to avoid security deposit deductions.
- Maintaining or Permitting Nuisance Notice (required for all) – Each Nevada lease must provide notice about the charge of a misdemeanor that applies to public nuisance complaints.
- Lead Based Paint Disclosure (required for some) – When a Nevada rental unit was built before 1978, the lease agreement must include a lead disclosure form, EPA pamphlet on the dangers posed, and record of any existing hazards in the building.
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Nevada Landlord Tenant Laws
- Warranty of Habitability – Nevada law requires landlords to maintain the following amenities: plumbing, running water, HVAC, electrical, and more. If any of these amenities requires repairs, the landlord must perform them within 14 days (or sooner if it’s an emergency) of a problem being reported. If no repairs are made, an effected tenant can withhold rent or perform a repair and deduct.
- Evictions – Nevada landlords may evict tenants for a number of reasons including, but not limited to failure to pay rent, a violation of a leasing term, or committing an illegal act. Landlords must provide tenants with prior notice to pay, comply or quit, depending on the type of eviction. Evictions can be completed within a week or to a few months.
- Security Deposits – Nevada landlords may charge up to three times a month’s rent for a security deposit. A Nevada landlord has 30 days to return any unused portion of the security deposit along with an itemized list of damages deducted.
- Lease Termination – In Nevada, a tenant may terminate a month-to-month lease only after providing a 30-day notice of intent. Meanwhile, a fixed-lease tenant may terminate their lease early for any of the following reasons: active military service, landlord harassment, unit uninhabitability, domestic violence, or advanced age/illness.
- Rent Increases & Fees – Nevada landlords may raise rent as much as they want without providing justification; however, they must provide a 45 days’ notice (periodic tenancy over 1 month) or 15 days’ notice (periodic tenancy less than 1 month).
- Landlord Entry – Nevada landlords must provide 24 hours of notice before entering a tenant’s unit. This does not apply in emergency situations.
- Settling Legal Disputes – Certain disputes can be heard in Nevada’s small claims courts valued up to$10,000. These courts are based in each county and may differ when it comes to case filing limitations or eviction case acceptance.
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