Nevada Tenant Rights Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed September 14, 2017
Whether you rent property in Las Vegas, Reno, or anywhere in between, there are some important laws every Nevada renter should know about. Nevada, like all other states, has laws that govern the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants. Read on to learn more about your legal rights as a Nevada tenant.
Nevada Tenants Rights Laws at a Glance
Nevada law contains provisions that specifically address the landlord/tenant relationship. This law includes tenant protections such as a limitation on the amount a landlord can require as a security deposit and a set timeline for returning the deposit after you have moved out. Nevada also allows you to "repair and deduct," or pay for critical repairs if a landlord refuses to do so and deduct that amount from your rent payment.
Also, while the federal Fair Housing Act applies to all states, Nevada has its own anti-discrimination laws to expand the classes of protected people. Under federal law, it's illegal for a landlord to discriminate against a tenant on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status. Nevada law expands these protections to include those who are discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
The below chart provides more detail about Nevada's tenants' rights laws.
Ending or Renewing a Tenancy
Note: State regulations are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Related Nevada Tenant's Rights Resources
- Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: Nevada
- Nevada Leases and Rental Agreements Laws
- Tenants and Fair Housing
- Tips for Protecting Your Tenant Rights
- Landlord Tenant Disputes FAQs
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