This post is offered as a courtesy to the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and its local Nevada chapters, who are fighting hard to protect the integrity of Nevada’s super-priority lien status. The 2015 Nevada Legislative Session ends in just a few days, and AB359 is being hotly contested right now. The following is quoted verbatim (with permission) from an email received today. I’m posting it here for you, as some of you may not be on CAI’s email list, but may still have interest in this topic: Continue reading “Nevada’s HOA Super-Priority Lien at Risk”
Short, and sweet, Nevada’s AB 194 was passed by both houses of the legislature, and signed by the governor this week. It becomes law on October 1, 2013.
The new law specifically calls for criminal liability for renters who willfully damage or destroy the rental property:
“This bill clarifies that a person who holds a leasehold interest in the real property of another person may be criminally liable for the willful or malicious destruction or injury of that real property.”
The text of the bill is nice and simple:
“THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. NRS 206.310 is hereby amended to read as follows:
206.310 1. Every person who shall willfully or maliciously destroy or injure any real or personal property of another, for the destruction or injury of which no special punishment is otherwise specially prescribed, shall be guilty of a public offense proportionate to the value of the property affected or the loss resulting from such offense.
2. It is not a defense that the person engaging in the conduct prohibited by subsection 1 holds a leasehold interest in the real property that was destroyed or injured.”
Tip for Nevada Property Managers: This might be good language to add to your residential and commercial lease agreements, as a deterrent to willful property damage. At the very least, you’ll want to remind your tenants of this provision of law if you become aware of any tenant-caused damage to the property.
Nevada Assembly members Lucy Flores and Elliot Anderson have introduced legislation that, if passed, would significantly amend the state’s Landlord/Tenant law to allow early lease termination for victims of domestic violence.
AB 284, introduced on March 15th, would allow a tenant to terminate his/her lease on 30 days’ notice, and/or require the landlord to change the locks on the rented property, if that tenant can substantiate that he/she is a domestic violence victim. The proposed bill provides three alternative methods of establishing the tenant’s status: Continue reading “Nevada Seeks to Protect Tenants Who Are Domestic Abuse Victims”