The Nevada State Legislature recently passed Assembly Bill 486, which protects tenants from being evicted under a specific set of circumstances, until June 2023. This expiration date conveniently lines up with the next state legislative session.
What this means for Nevada landlords is,
- Eviction for nonpayment of rent is much more difficult.
- Nevada landlords cannot use a “no-cause” eviction if the tenant is in default of rent at the time the notice is served.
- Tenants may not be evicted for nonpayment in Nevada if:
- they have a pending application for rental assistance
- the landlord refuses to accept the rental assistance
- the landlord refuses to cooperate with a rental assistance program
It is important to note that AB 486 is not applicable to serious nuisance issues, unlawful subletting, unlawful business activities, foreclosure, commercial evictions, or in case of extreme lease violations like drug violations or property damage. It is applicable only in case of nonpayment.