Commercial Landlord/Tenant Eviction Laws Effective October 1, 2011

SEE NRS 118C HERE

Three 3 key changes.

  1. Eviction – no longer requires court order, details below.
  2. Abandonment – can be deemed by the landlord, details below.
  3. Disposal of Property – is shorted to 14 days, details below.

You can read the new bill by clicking here:

and or here —-  http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Bills/AB/AB398_EN.pdf.

  1.  Commercial Property Eviction. Landlord/Tenant Law for commercial properties (any real property not considered a dwelling, as defined in NRS 118A.140)
  2. Eviction Nonpayment Rent.  Now. Self policing.  Section 14 allows the landlord (or his agent) to change the locks on a commercial tenant’s premises upon delinquency.   No court order is needed.  You must post notice for a minimum of 5 days, informing the tenant where the keys are.   Landlord may demand all past-due rent before releasing the key.
  3. Abandoned Property.  “[G]goods, equipment or other property, in an amount substantial enough to indicate a probable intent to abandon the commercial premises, is being or has been removed from the commercial premises,” the landlord may consider the property as having been “abandoned” by the tenant.  If the lease discusses remaining personal property, the provisions of that written agreement pertaining to personal property will take precedence over the language in AB 398.
  4. Disposal of Abandoned Property. No longer 30 days.  Upon determination that personal property is abandoned, landlord must send by certified mail, notice giving tenant 14 days to claim the property. There is no requirement of tenant’s signature acknowledging receipt of the notice before disposal on 14 days.

YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY BEFORE COMMENCING ANY EVICTION IN NEVADA. I HAVE A REFERRAL LIST OF REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS , JUST EMAIL ME, AND I WILL SEND IT TO YOU.  darren@dwelshlaw.com

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