All About Breaking a Lease in Nevada
When you originally signed your lease, you did so with good intentions. But life has a way of throwing hurdles at us. And now, you need to . DoNotPay can help.
Whether you're an enlisted service member heading off for duty, a senior whose care needs have changed, or an unhappy tenant, DoNotPay can help you communicate with your landlord or property management company. With the correct legal paperwork, you'll pay the least amount of penalties for breaking a Nevada lease and avoid expensive damage to your credit score.
Terminating a lease in Nevada requires written notice with the following notice times depending on rent payment:
|Rent Payment||Notice Time||Statute|
|Week-to-week||7 days||NRS 40.251|
|Month-to-month||30 days||NRS 40.251|
This article covers four primary points about :
- Reasons you can legally break a lease in Nevada
- How to use DoNotPay to break a lease (it's the easy, reliable way)
- How to talk to your landlord about breaking a lease by yourself (it's not impossible if you have a good landlord)
- And a few more ways you can use DoNotPay when you move
Let's start with Nevada laws.
Breaking a Lease in Nevada, Legally
Nevada's renters have a right to a peaceful, safe and habitable home.
What Does "Habitable" Mean in NV?
"Habitable" means any major appliances that belong to the property work. We're talking about:
- Furnaces that work
- Doors and windows that lock
- Sinks and toilets that work
- And probably a cooling system, because NV can be dangerously hot
The landlord is responsible for keeping a home in habitable condition, and you are responsible for paying rent on time every month. Now, if your landlord fails to fix a major problem — like the furnace, which you need to survive a chilly Nevada winter — you can pay for that repair by yourself and submit reasonable documentation to the landlord to have your rent reduced.
What About More Expensive Repairs?
If there is a major structural problem with the rental property — say, the roof is leaking, and the walls are getting wet and moldy — that's an expensive repair. It will cost thousands of dollars to fix a ceiling and walls. If you notify your landlord about these problems (on paper) and nothing happens, you can legally break your lease.
Now, let's learn how easy it is to break a lease and save money with DoNotPay.
DoNotPay Offers the Most Reliable Way to Break a Lease in Nevada
If you're ready to break a lease for any reason, start with the DoNotPay app. It's like having a lawyer in your family.
Sometimes you can get out of a lease without extra payments or penalties. Other times, you can use DoNotPay to reduce those costs. Either way, you can break a lease in Nevada lawfully, and avoid problems with your credit report, too.
Just follow these three steps:
- Search Break My Lease on DoNotPay.
- Prepare a signed copy of your lease that you can use as a reference and enter the state the lease was signed in.
- From there, DoNotPay will guide you through four potential options.
- If you're a uniformed service member breaking a lease to fulfill your service obligations, we'll send your landlord an SCRA Protection Letter.
- If you're breaking your lease for a reason protected by Nevada law — like that leaking roof we mentioned above — we'll write your landlord a letter detailing your protections for breaking the lease under the relevant law.
- If your reasons for breaking your lease aren't protected by federal or state law, but you'd like to try to convince your landlord to let you break the lease through mutual agreement, we'll draft a hardship letter making your case to your landlord.
- Suppose there are no remaining options for breaking the lease with protection, but your state requires landlords to mitigate damages to tenants who break their leases. In that case, we'll notify your landlord of that obligation and minimize the remaining rent you have to pay.
See how easy that was? DoNotPay can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars any time you need to break a lease.
Now, some tenants can convince a landlord to let them out of a lease. It's not impossible.
How to Talk to Your Landlord About Breaking a Lease
Many landlords are kind, decent people who understand life is full of obstacles. They might be willing to let you out of a lease, even if you've been a good tenant for many years. Just explain your situation.
Other landlords are less amicable. But you might be able to convince them that they will make more money from a new tenant.
The worst thing you can do to a landlord is vacate the property without any notice. This is called "abandonment." Don't ever do it. Your landlord can keep your deposit, charge you for cleaning the unit and mess with your credit if you don't pay the fees you agreed to when you signed the lease.
Remember, DoNotPay is always the easiest and most reliable way to break a lease in Nevada. But there's so much more you can do with the app.
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