Nevada Eviction & Unlawful Detainer Lawyer
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Landlords face challenges on a daily basis. Many times, those obstacles involve tenants who refuse to pay their rent or become a nuisance on the property. Our job is to aggressively represent landlords and property owners in court. Eviction services cannot come close to the level of advocacy that we provide, nor can they offer the extensive litigation experience necessary to handle the rigors of the courtroom.
Law Practice, Ltd., is a landlord-friendly environment legal practice. We focus on pursuing renters who breach leases or fail to pay rent.
Doing it yourself or relying on an eviction service to solve complicated legal disputes may save you a few dollars, but could create problems in the future. Contact an experienced eviction lawyer at our Las Vegas office by calling (702) 899-2875.
Eviction Laws in Las Vegas
Nevada law dictates that the eviction process begin with proper notice, but the time period for the notice will depend on the tenant’s situation. Despite being the landlord, you are denied the right to enact a “self-help” eviction under state law, which includes changing the locks without prior court approval or by altering living conditions to force the tenant out. Eviction laws like this favor tenants, which is why you need a Las Vegas eviction attorney to reclaim your property.
The No-Cause Eviction Process in Clark County
No-Cause evictions can only be applied to tenants whose leases have expired or are under a periodic tenancy agreement. A No-Cause eviction begins with a 30-day Pay-or-Quit notice for tenants who pay monthly or a 7-day Pay-or-Quit if they pay weekly. If the time period has elapsed and they haven’t left, landlords can deploy a five-day Notice to Quit for Unlawful Detainer.
You must give the tenant an additional 30 days to leave upon request if they:
- Are 60 years of age or older or have a physical or mental disability
- Submit the request in writing
- Provide documented proof of age or disability
Eviction for Non-Payment in Clark County
If a tenant has not paid rent, landlords may serve them with a seven-day Pay-or-Quit notice. However, if they pay the rent within seven days, the landlord is legally obligated to accept it. Even if the tenant owes late fees or court costs, eviction will only be granted for nonpayment of rent.
Can You Evict a Houseguest or a Relative Staying in a Guest House?
Situations where tenants have been invited to stay at an owner’s home or property without a formal agreement are called “tenancy-at-will” arrangements. The key feature of these arrangements is that both the tenant and the owner are allowed to end the arrangement at any time. This covers situations where a relative or a friend is occupying a room in your home or a separate structure that you own.
Under Nevada law, you can evict a tenant-at-will with a five-day notice instructing them to leave. If they refuse to leave, you can then serve a five-day Notice to Quit for Unlawful Detainer. Keep in mind that self-help evictions are barred even when it comes to your own home; get a Las Vegas attorney for evictions of this kind before issuing a notice of any kind if you have concerns about tenancy-at-will evictions.
Nevada Unlawful Detainer Lawyer, Offering Legal Experience & Industry Insight into Evictions
We bring firsthand knowledge on the plight of the landlord when dealing with unlawful detainers and evictions for cause. Attorney Ann E. Kolber Esq. is a former property manager with a background similar to our clients. She brings more than just insight into the real estate industry. She possesses over 30 years of experience as a real estate law attorney, focusing on eviction cases, including over 10,000 trials.
Helping In-State & Out-of-State Landlords with Eviction Proceedings
If your tenant is creating a nuisance, breaching a lease or failing to make rent payments, we can help collect the money you are owed or regain possession of your property from your problem tenant, even when he or she has filed for bankruptcy. Not only do we help Nevada property owners and managers, we can also help out-of-state clients enforce their rights and secure their properties from problem tenants.