There are roughly 3.6 million evictions filed in the United States each year. As a landlord, eviction is both the least fun and at times, the most necessary option to exercise.
Understanding the eviction process is a state-by-state issue that you need to understand. If you have Nevada property, understanding the steps and laws for evicting a tenant in the state will be useful.
These tips will help you learn more about evictions and how they play out in the state of Nevada.
Understand the Grounds for Nevada Evictions
Before anything else, find out more about the grounds for eviction in Nevada. Whether you're dealing with Las Vegas evictions or other areas, you need to have your legal ducks in a row first.
Grounds for eviction in the state of Nevada include:
- Failing to pay rent on time, or accumulated back rent
- The tenant was involved in illegal activity
- The tenant violated some term of the rental agreement
- The lease ended and the tenant is staying without a lease
Learn as much as you can about civil procedures so that you can file correctly and with the right court system. Keep meticulous records and property accounting so that you always have proof.
Provide Notice to Tenants
Next, you have to serve notice of eviction to your tenant to proceed with the process. Certain issues are curable, while others aren't. For instance, if you serve a tenant notice because they're late on rent, they will have a week to make good on what they owe. After the 7-day period, you can move forward with the court filing.
There are other notice requirements for different causes of eviction.
Serve notice in person with hard copies, rather than by e-mail, tenant portals, and other digital methods. After serving notice, you and the tenant might work out an agreement to keep the matter out of court.
This is one of the best ways to handle Nevada evictions and can be less expensive and more straightforward.
File a Complaint With the Courts
If no agreement can be reached evicting a tenant in court is the only logical step to take. File your eviction paperwork in the county where the property is located.
If you are renting a property in Las Vegas, you'll need to file a case in Clark County courts.
From there, you will be given a court date to profess your case before a judge. Know which mistakes to avoid in the meantime. Don't do things like change the locks or forcibly evict the tenant without going through the proper channels.
A Guide to Evictions in Nevada
These tips will help you out when you're seeking information on evictions. As a landlord, you need to follow eviction laws to the letter. A property management company can tackle this potentially difficult process so you don't have to.
Avalon Realty and Oaktree Management can assist you with any property management and other real estate needs that you have. Take the time to contact us using our web portal, or call or text (702)648-1299.