If you own rental property in Las Vegas, you may well understand the problems that can arise from having someone rent from you. However, you are also responsible for many aspects of the property, which could cause a health or safety issue with your tenants if you fail to attend to these items. At the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we understand that providing a habitable residence is more than just keeping your renters comfortable. If you do not uphold your end of the rental agreement and abide by Nevada’s landlord statutes, you could find yourself in legal hot water.
First and foremost, you must ensure that your rental property is safe and habitable for your tenants, state the Nevada Revised Statutes. This means keeping up the grounds as well as the interior of an apartment or dwelling. The walkways, parking lot, stairways and common areas should be clean and in good repair. Garbage receptacles should be readily available and regularly emptied.
The rental units you own should have working plumbing, with hot and cold water available, as well as functional fixtures and heating units. The sewage system should be in proper working order. It is vital that the electrical wiring is kept in good repair. Any pests on the property, such as insect or vermin infestations, should be promptly dealt with. If there are issues with fixtures and appliances that are a part of the rental property, you will need to have them repaired as soon as possible.
You may learn more about landlord-tenant disputes by visiting our civil litigation page.