There are many reasons why you may need to evict a tenant as a landlord in the state of Nevada. Unfortunately, there is a legal process involved and you cannot just make a tenant move out of an apartment. The amount of time it will take you to follow all formal legal requirements for the eviction is going to vary depending upon the reason why you are asking the tenant to move out of the rental unit.
Pintar Albiston, LLP can provide you with advice and guidance on how long it takes to evict a tenant in Nevada so you will know what to expect. A Las Vegas eviction lawyer can also provide you with assistance in taking all necessary legal steps to move the eviction forward as quickly and as effectively as possible.
How Long Does it Take to Evict a Tenant in Nevada?
The amount of time that it takes to evict a tenant in Nevada varies based on whether the tenant has been causing a nuisance, has refused to pay, or whether you simply want the tenant to leave the apartment. The type of lease that the tenant has is also going to have an impact on how long it takes to make the tenant leave.
If the tenant has not paid the rent, then you can begin the process as soon as the rent is late. If there is a grace period, you must wait until after the grace period time has passed. Once the tenant hasn’t paid or the grace period has ended, you must provide a five day quit or pay notice. The day that the notice was served does not count as one of the five days. You begin counting five business days from the day after the notice has been served. This means that after the rent is late or the grace period passed, it will take at least five business days to evict the tenant assuming you give notice the day the rent becomes past due.
If you are evicting the tenant for becoming a nuisance, a three day notice is required. The tenant has three working days, not counting the date of service, to fix the problem.
If the tenant is a weekly renter and you simply want the tenant to leave, then you must provide a seven-day notice to evict the tenant. If the tenant rents on a monthly basis and you simply want the tenant to leave for no particular reason, then you must provide 30 days notice.
After you have provided the initial notice, then the tenant is supposed to vacate the premises at the required date. However, if the tenant does not leave voluntarily, then you will need to file a five-day unlawful detainer. This comes after the five day, three-day, seven-day or 30-day notice. You can get help removing the tenant from the property when formal notice has been filed.
At Pintar Albiston, LLP, our Las Vegas eviction lawyers can provide you with legal advice on how to evict a tenant as quickly as possible. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more.