Proven Commercial Evictions in Nevada

Commercial Evictions in Nevada. 

Commercial evictions in Nevada can be a confusing prospect.  Don’t get left behind in the landlord tenant process.  In Nevada, one of the easiest ways for a landlord to evict a commercial tenant for failing to pay rent is by using a process known as “summary” eviction.  This is a proven way for commercial evictions in Nevada.  The summary eviction process is quicker than the residential eviction process.  This is mainly because a landlord can serve a tenant with a Five-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit, rather than the Seven-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit.  The Second Day Notice is used for tenants in residential properties.  However, if the commercial tenant objects to the eviction, he or she can still respond to the notice and schedule a hearing in front of a Judge.

On the other hand, if a landlord wants to evict a tenant for something that does not deal with failure to pay rent, they’ll have to use the “formal” eviction process. 

Don’t interrupt a commercial tenant’s utilities, remove door locks or fixtures, or lock out the tenant.

Don’t make these mistakes in a commercial eviction in Nevada.  Unless the commercial lease agreement says otherwise, a landlord is not allowed to do any of the following:

  1. Generally stop utilities until the tenant pays rent.
  2. With some exceptions, remove a door or window, furniture, fixtures, etc.
  3. Exclude access to the property by the tenant.

A landlord does have some remedies until the tenant pays rent.

Unless the lease agreement states otherwise, if a commercial tenant has not paid rent, the landlord is able to change the locks at the premises without the summary eviction notice.  Still, in order to formally evict the tenant, the summary eviction process will need to be completed.  In addition, as it pertains to commercial evictions in Nevada, for the period of not less than five days after changing the locks, the landlord must post a written notice on the front door listing the name, address, or telephone number where the tenant can get a new key.  Of course, the tenant can only get a new key if they pay rent during normal business hours.  

For Commercial Evictions in Nevada Call Steve Dixon Law

If you are a commercial landlord or tenant and need more information about the eviction process and your rights, don’t hesitate to call Steve Dixon Law at (702) 329-4911 for your free consultation.

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