Evicting a Tenant in Nevada: A Quick Guide for Landlords About Two Important Notices

If you've purchased rentals in Nevada, you know there's a lot more there than just Las Vegas. Even if you have tenants living in other Nevadan cities, or in desert outskirts, problem tenants are always a possibility.

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017

  General   Legal   Nevada   Eviction Guide   

If you've purchased rentals in Nevada, you know there's a lot more there than just Las Vegas. Even if you have tenants living in other Nevadan cities, or in desert outskirts, problem tenants are always a possibility. Living in another state and keeping this monitored can become problematic.

Maybe you're discovering one tenant isn't paying their rent, or violating your rental agreement. In this case, it's time to take action. Yet, do you really understand Nevada's eviction laws if you live elsewhere? We’ve distilled it down to two (2) important notices that you should pay particularly close attention:

The First Eviction Notice

You'll have to send a notice to your tenant if you realize they're reneging on rent, or housing pets when they aren't supposed to. These are just two issues that could force you to send this eviction notice. Nevada law stipulates the tenant has up to five days to amend their agreement issues, or face being evicted.

They can also move out within this time-frame. However, you might find difficulties considering most people need more time. Either the tenant takes action, or they won't. In the latter case, you'll have to send them a second notice with more serious warnings.

The Second Eviction Notice

Sending this second notice requires the tenant comply to your request within another five days, or you'll seek a court-ordered eviction. You'll see these second notices often called unlawful detainer notices. Should the tenant not take any action after this second five days, it's time for you to take on an eviction lawsuit through Nevada court.

Should You Create the Notices On Your Own?

Don't try to create the above notices by yourself since you'll need to include certain things to make them legally sound. You're better off using a template online so you're sure you have the proper format, or using a platform like VerticalRent for its free eviction notice generator.

When you present the notice, you either have to mail it to the tenant, or place it in a spot where you know it's visible. If you're handing out the notice in person to the tenant, you should have a witness to avoid any legal disputes.

Filing a Complaint for Eviction

Once again, use official government forms when you have no choice but to file an eviction complaint. You'll file this in a courthouse within the township where your property is. A judge may then summon the tenant to argue their case and yours. Always remember you won't win your case if you mishandled your eviction approach. Nevada law vehemently warns about how illegal "self-help" evictions are when changing the locks on the tenant's unit, or turning off their utilities.

Ultimately, a successful eviction might cost you over $200, plus may not occur for up to 180 days due to the complexities of the case.

Keep reading us at VerticalRent as we explore all U.S. eviction laws.


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