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What are Tenants Rights ?

June 14, 2016



Every state has landlord tenant laws, theses laws can vary from state to state. 

Some of the basic rights for tenants are: 


Federal Fair Housing Act:  - It is against the law to discriminate against a person based on the following:  Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Familial Status, and Handicap.


Security Deposit:  - The limit on Security Deposit taken in NV is 3 times the amount in rent. 


Landlord Disclosure:  - Items like Lead Base Paint, Mold, Deposits, Smoke Detectors


Breaking a Lease Agreement:  - Tenants can break a lease for Military Transfer/Deployment, Domestic Violence, or if there are any health and safety issues in the property that the landlord has refused to repair. 


Repairs:  - Items that can make the property uninhabitable.  Things like main plumbing line flooding, water heater not functioning, ac/heating unit not working, or a gas leak.  These items require the landlord to address within a timely fashion. 


Notice:  - Tenants are required to give proper notice.  Our office requires a 30 day written notice. 


Lawful Evictions:  - Nevada is a Landlord state - tenants that do no pay their rent can be evicted the same month on non-payment. 



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