How to Evict a Roommate In Nevada

Landlord Protection How to Evict a Roommate In Nevada

How to Evict a Roommate In Nevada

If you're in Nevada and have someone living with you who you feel shouldn't be there any longer, you may find yourself thinking about whether you can force them to leave. There are particular laws you would need to keep in mind when thinking about .

For those who aren't lawyers, the process for evicting a roommate in Nevada can probably seem somewhat confusing. When, if ever, do you have the right to evict a roommate? Do you need to rely on the landlord to evict the roommate for you? What steps do you need to follow to evict a roommate?

These are the sorts of questions that DoNotPay and its Landlord Protection product can help you navigate.

Eviction Laws in Nevada

While certain laws related to evictions in Nevada vary by county, some laws are relatively universal in the state. Some of these laws about  are laid out below.

Reasons to Evict in NevadaThere are four main reasons why a landlord can threaten to evict someone in Nevada. These are:

  • Failure to pay rent
  • Violation of the lease or rental agreement
  • Conducting criminal activity
  • Non-renewal of the lease after the rental period
Notice Requirements Regarding Payment of RentIf you're wondering whether you can evict your roommate without notice or whether your landlord could evict you without notice, the short answer is no. Before an eviction process can begin, a seven-day notice to pay rent or quit must be provided. 
Notice Requirements Regarding Violation of Lease AgreementIn Nevada, before an eviction process can be started due to a violation of a lease, the tenant must receive a five-day notice to comply with the rental agreement.

Do You Have the Legal Power to Evict Your Roommate in Nevada?

If you are the landlord on your property, and your roommate is an official tenant, then you do have the legal power to evict your roommate if they have violated any of the above conditions.

If your roommate is not on the lease or you are not the landlord, then things are more complicated. If your roommate has been living with you as a house guest, they may be considered a "tenant at will," even without an official lease. In that case, in order to cover your legal bases, you would need to jump through some hoops with the court in order to ensure that the eviction took place with no legal or financial repercussions for you.

Evicting a Roommate in Nevada by Yourself

In Nevada, if you want to kick out your roommate, there are certain steps that you will need to follow. The steps are what is known as the summary eviction process:

  1. Serve the person with a five-day notice to quit the premises. This gives your roommate five business days to remove themselves from the property.  Fortunately, Nevada has a relatively quick summary eviction process, but it still takes time and effort.
  2. If Step One does not convince your tenant to leave, your next step would be to serve a five-day unlawful detainer notice, which tells the tenant that he or she is unlawfully on the premises and has five judicial days to vacate.
  3. Failing the above, you can seek a summary eviction order from the court to have the tenant removed.

While it might seem simpler just to lock your roommate out of the house, you want to make sure you don't open yourself up to liability by doing so. These sorts of questions can be difficult to navigate for those not familiar with the legal system. But DoNotPay has your back.

How to Evict Your Roommate in Nevada With DoNotPay

Because the laws related to tenancy and eviction in Nevada can be confusing, many people choose to consult with an attorney before proceeding. Attorneys come with a hefty price tag, however. Luckily, now there's a fast, simple resource to help you navigate the questions associated with eviction in Nevada: DoNotPay.

If you want to evict your roommate in Nevada but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in a few simple steps:

1. Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.

2. Select which issue applies to you.

3. Answer a simple set of questions so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.

4. Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.


And that's it! We will help you get the process started and make sure you understand all the steps along the way. 

DoNotPay Helps With All Sorts of Landlord Protection Issues

DoNotPay can do a lot more than help you navigate roommate evictions in Nevada. Here are some other landlord-related issues that you can consult DoNotPay about:

Give DoNotPay a try today to see all the ways it can help you with renters' rights, landlord protection, and so much more!

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