On June 12, 2019, Senate Bill 151 was signed by the Governor of Nevada and will become effective on July 1, 2019. This bill makes the following critical changes to Nevada’s residential tenant laws:
- 5-Day Notices to Pay or Quit will be changed to 7-Day Notices to Pay or Quit.
- Landlords can no longer serve Notices to Pay or Quit to tenants. (This is if you were the managing the property yourself)
- Only the (1) Sheriff, (2) a licensed process server, or (3) the agent of an attorney licensed to practice law in Nevada can serve 7-Day Notices.
- An eviction cannot be granted unless there is proof that the sheriff, a licensed process server, or the agent of an attorney served the Notice to Pay or Quit.
- In addition, Nevada is now becoming a tenant-friendly state like California with regards to a late fee. The maximum effective July 1, 2019, and thereafter, is only five percent (5%) of what the rent is.
- The next item on their agenda is rent control, just like California and Oregon.
- LEASES THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN EFFECT WILL REMAIN THE SAME UNTIl LEASE RENEWAL TIME. THOSE LEASES WHEN RENEWED WILL THEN REFLECT THE CHANGES.
Don’t like the changes–SMART doesn’t…write to the Nevada Assembly, Nevada Senators, the Governor of Nevada and any other individuals you can think of to try to change these laws in the future. Voters put these people in and look what happened! These laws hurt YOU and SMART!