How a Nevada Landlord Dispute Attorney Can Assist You
When you sign your lease or rental arrangement with a landlord, both parties agree to certain conditions and obligations. You may have a situation in which some of your neighbors disturb you with their noise or unruly behavior and the landlord does nothing to correct the situation. The dwelling may have structural defects or safety concerns that the landlord failed to disclose. You may discover non-functioning or malfunctioning plumbing, electrical, air-conditioning, and structural elements.
If you have a disagreement with your landlord and attempts to resolve this matter have failed, you should call Nobles & Yanez. We have expertise in representing tenants in disputes with their landlords. Nobles & Yanez can explain how state statutes, local ordinances, and previously settled court decisions may affect your individual circumstances.
Landlord-Tenant Laws in Nevada
Under Nevada law, both landlords and tenants have responsibilities and rights. The statutes allow either side to seek a legal remedy. For example, your landlord can enforce your obligations spelled out in the lease, as long as the document’s provisions do not violate state law. If a renter becomes a nuisance, the landlord can give them a three-day notice requiring that they cease the offending
behavior. When problems persist, they can escalate their demands under the Notice to Quit for Unlawful Detainer. Under certain conditions, including late rental payments, the landlord may pursue a claim against a tenant or start eviction proceedings.
Rights for Renters in Nevada
As a tenant, you should expect to have a dwelling that is safe and habitable. If equipment such as an air-conditioner fails, state law provides a 14-day window to repair or replace the unit. If the problem persists, the renter has a right to address the problem and reduce rent payments to cover expenses or stop payments until the situation is corrected. The dwelling you rent should have appropriate access to utilities and trash-removal service, as well as plumbing that provides fresh water and a sanitary system to handle waste. In our dry desert climate, you should also ensure that the facility has a cooling and heating system with proper ventilation to allow for your comfort.
Under Nevada law, your security deposit cannot be more than the cost of rent for three months. Tenants are generally required to provide notice of at least 30 days before vacating their dwelling and should expect to receive their security deposit within 30 days of the lease’s termination and their departure. The landlord may withhold funds for unpaid rent, damages, excessive wear-and-tear, and cleaning costs to prepare the unit for the next tenant. State law calls for certain steps before a landlord can evict a tenant. Property owners and their agents or designees cannot create an untenable situation through threats, harassment, covertly changing the locks, or other prohibited behaviors. Unless emergency conditions exist, they may only enter your unit after providing you with a minimum of 24-hour notice.
Recent legislation also affects your rights as a tenant. A Nevada law passed in 2021 prohibits landlords from tacking on a late fee until at least three days after the rent payment deadline. After rent has become past due, the landlord has the option of issuing a payment notice that provides seven additional days to fulfill obligations before the owner or his manager can begin the eviction process.
Landlords must provide a notice of at least 60 days before increasing your rent. They must also follow specific procedures in handling any property you may have mistakenly left behind after you moved. Landlords are also prohibited from violating any federal, state, or local discrimination laws or ordinances.
A Landlord Dispute Attorney NV Residents Can Trust
When searching for a landlord dispute attorney Las Vegas and Clark County residents should consult with landlord dispute lawyers who understand the nuances of Nevada law. We have experience representing tenants who have found their apartment, home, or other rental dwelling unsafe, unusable, or in violation of their lease. As a tenant who abides by the conditions of your lease or rental agreement, you have the right to complain about unsatisfactory conditions and pursue your legal options without fear of retaliation by your landlord or their agents. If you require assistance with legal issues involving your landlord, contact Nobles & Yanez today.