Why Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant in Las Vegas?

Tenants must comply with all of the terms of the lease agreement in order to remain in good standing. Tenants also have to pay their rent on time and should not break the law or bother their neighbors. If a tenant fails to live up to obligations of living in an apartment, a landlord can move forward with eviction.

There are only a limited number of circumstances where a landlord can evict a tenant in Las Vegas. Landlords who want to evict need to understand the laws that apply to protect renters and must ensure that they comply with all of the formal legal steps in the eviction process. A Las Vegas real estate lawyer at Pintar Albiston LLP can represent landlords who need to evict a tenant.  Call today to learn more.

Why Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant in Las Vegas?

A landlord can evict a tenant in Las Vegas if that tenant is late with paying the rent. If the lease agreement does not give a tenant a grace period from the date when the rent is due, the landlord can start the process of evicting the tenant the very next day after the due date for rent passes without a payment.  If the lease allows for a grace period, then the landlord cannot start the eviction process until after the grace period has ended. The landlord must give the tenant a five day quit or pay notice as the first step in evicting the tenant for nonpayment.

A landlord can also evict a tenant in Las Vegas if the tenant has violated lease terms and/or created a nuisance. A tenant who has had police called on him for noise complaints or who has been reported for causing other problems with neighbors could potentially be evicted for nuisance. There are many different behaviors that could result in a tenant being evicted for failure to live up to lease terms or for becoming a problem for neighbors and the landlord.  If the tenant is being evicted for nuisance, the landlord must provide three days of notice.

Any tenant who has not paid rent can avoid eviction by paying, in full, during the five day period after receiving the five day quit or pay notice. If the tenant offers a partial payment, the landlord does not have to take the payment and can move forward with the eviction anyway. The landlord can take the partial payment, but would need to file a new five day quit or pay notice if the remainder of rent was not paid and the landlord wanted to resume eviction.

The tenant also has three days to correct the issue that made him a nuisance.

Landlords can also evict tenants when their lease term has ended. If a tenant signed a one year lease, for example, the landlord could evict him at the close of the year. Landlords must provide 30 days notice for people with monthly rentals and must provide seven days notice for people with weekly rentals if the landlord wishes the tenant to leave.

To learn more about when a landlord can evict a tenant in Las Vegas, and for assistance with eviction, contact Pintar Albiston LLP today.