Real Estate Attorney: Landlord-Tenant law

Renters and landlords have rights that they may not be aware of. As a landlord you may take advantage of your power and expect ridiculous things from your tenant. As a tenant, you may just think that you have an arrogant landlord. Each has their own rights and both needs to be respected. If any of your rights as either a tenant or landlord have been infringed on, get advice from a Las Vegas lawyer.


According to the Landlord-Tenant Law in Nevada, a landlord may adopt their own rules and regulations regarding occupancy of the home. This applies in situations like promoting safety on the premises and preserving property from abusive use. A landlord can enter the home of the tenant without the tenant’s consent in case of an emergency. The security deposit received from the tenant can be used for the following: cleaning, repair and remedy of any default of the tenant in the payment of rent. If a tenant remains on the premises without the landlord’s consent after the expiration of the lease, the landlord may bring action to recover any damages. If a tenant refuses lawful access, the landlord has the right to compel access or terminate the lease. If a landlord notices the abandonment of the property, he or she has the right to dispose of the tenant’s personal property.


Other than in an emergency, a landlord can only enter the premise if they have given 24-hours notice. If such notice is not given, the tenant has the right to withhold consent. A tenant can terminate a month to month tenancy with 30 days notice. If the tenant is a victim of domestic violence they can give the landlord a notice of terminating the lease. A tenant has the right to display the flag of the United States. The landlord is expected to give the tenant a signed payment receipt upon request. In the event a physical or mental disability exists, a tenant may request that they be allowed to remain in the property for 30 days after their lease ends. This may also apply if the tenant is 60 years of age or older. A landlord does not have the right to terminate the lease in the event of the death of only one of the tenants. If a landlord fails to comply with the terms of the rental agreement, a tenant may terminate the lease, or take the landlord to a court of law to recover damages.

Attorneys at the office of Simon Law can help in matters of Landlord-Tenant law. A real estate attorney may be able to help protect your rights and seek compensation involving: summary eviction proceedings, security deposit issues, rent withholding, residential and commercial lease liability, unlawful detainer proceedings, breach of rental agreements, and property abandonment. A Las Vegas real estate attorney may be able to help either a landlord or tenant in cases like these. For more information about services and pricing, contact Simon Law at 702.451.7077 or