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Nevada has long been known as a state where evictions can be completed relatively quickly. In the last couple of years, however, certain provisions changed some. Nonetheless, the eviction process is still shorter and less complicated than other states.
For non payment of rent, for example, it all starts with a 7 day notice to pay rent or quit, which effectively puts a tenant on notice that rent is due. This step leads to a filing for an eviction with the courts which in turn leads to a constable evicting a tenant from the property. On average, the entire process can take about 30 days.
Of course, there are certain things that can prolong the process and call for additional court appearances. For example, a tenant may file a response with the court. They may object to the eviction for various reasons. That in turn will prolong the process and the case will need to be heard by a judge.
So, what is good practice to avoid complications with evictions?
1. Have a proper lease agreement. A lease that is in accordance with Nevada law will stipulate the requirements of leasing the home. This in turn will prove beneficial when having to deal with an eviction.
2. Ensure that as a landlord, your in compliance with Nevada law as well. Ensuring your property is in habitable condition, for example, can prevent an eviction all together. It is important to realize that as a landlord, you have obligations related to the property also that that can contribute to an eviction.
3. Don’t take an eviction into your own hands. Follow the proper procedure in accordance with Nevada law and know that you cannot complete an eviction on your own.
By having a maintained property, well written lease that complies with Nevada law and a good relationship with your tenants, many evictions can be avoided all together.