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Residential tenants have certain obligations under Nevada law

If you are a residential landowner in Las Vegas, you know firsthand the disruptions that a tenant dispute can cause. Here at the Aldrich Law Firm, we understand that when such situations arise, you want to resolve them as quickly and efficiently as possible. One major factor in achieving this is determining whether the tenant causing the dispute has violated any obligations required of him or her under Nevada law.

The state’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is codified in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 118A. These statutes are often central when a landlord-tenant business dispute rises to the level of litigation.

According to NRS 118A.310, tenants have a number of obligations. These include requirements regarding the maintenance of their units. Under this section, tenants must:

  • Maintain their units as safely and cleanly as possible
  • Keep their plumbing as clean as possible
  • Dispose of waste safely and cleanly
  • Use facilities and appliances reasonably
  • Keep the premises in a habitable state

In addition, tenants are obligated to behave appropriately. They must conduct themselves in a manner that does not intrude on their neighbors and must require their guests to do the same.  

Tenants are also required to comply with rental agreements. It should be noted, however, that if a rental agreement is deemed unconscionable, NRS 118A.230 states that courts may refuse to enforce it, may choose to enforce only portions of the agreement that do not include unconscionable provisions, or may place limitations on enforcement in order to avoid any results that would be considered unconscionable. 

If you are a landlord or residential building owner and would like to learn more about navigating the legal technicalities of landlord-tenant disputes, please see our page on civil litigation.  

John P. Aldrich
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