Nevada Property Managers – Consent to Act

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This topic seems to come up very frequently, in my Nevada classes. “When should I present the Consent to Act form?”   Although there are varying opinions on this subject, I’ll share mine. And, should your view differ, please don’t hesitate to comment on this post. Sharing information and opinions is a vital component of our […]

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Questions from Property Managers – Part I

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  As anyone who has ever attended one of my property management classes knows, I welcome questions from the property management community in Nevada, and elsewhere. No, I don’t give legal advice, but I enjoy answering practical questions about the landlord/tenant business, fair housing, rental agreements, management contracts, policies and procedures, risk reduction, and other […]

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Accommodations and Modifications for Residents with Disabilities

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  Whether you are a property manager, owner-landlord, board member, or HOA manager, sooner or later you’ll be faced with a request from a resident for an accommodation under Fair Housing Law.   How about a quick test, just to see how ready you are for these requests… 

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The Nevada Real Estate Commission at Work

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For the first time in several years, I attended a meeting of the Nevada Real Estate Commission this past Tuesday in Carson City. What an education! (Speaking of education, did you know that real estate licensees can get CE credit for attending Commission meetings?) For the Twitter users among you, the hashtag I used for […]

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Asset Management in Nevada – A New Chapter of Law

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In an effort to address the horror stories of grandpa’s ashes being seized and taken to the dump, and homeowners being thrown out of their homes without so much as a judge’s blessing, our lawmakers have created a new chapter of law in Nevada governing “Asset Management.”   This new law was created with the […]

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Big Changes in Commercial Landlord/Tenant Law for Nevada

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      Yes. You read that right. Landlord/Tenant Law for commercial properties (any real property not considered a dwelling, as defined in NRS 118A.140) has arrived in Nevada. As commercial property managers in our state can tell you, prior to the passage and approval of AB 398, Nevada had no law specifically governing commercial […]

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Fair Housing Progress in Nevada

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  Governor Sandoval has signed into law SB368 which affords fair housing protections to the LGBT community in Nevada. The bill, co-sponsored by Senators Sheila Leslie and David Parks, adds to Nevada’s existing protected classes under fair housing law (race, color, religion, gender, national origin, family status, ancestry, disability) two more classes of individuals: gender […]

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Nevada Legislative Update – Landlord/Tenant Law

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    AB226 Becomes Law in Nevada Nevada’s AB 226 made its way through both the Assembly and Senate, is now enrolled and approved by Governor Sandoval. This change in landlord/tenant law becomes effective October 1, 2011.   Originally, the bill was written to afford foreclosure protections to tenants in short-sale properties, and to lengthen […]

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Are you Pet Friendly?

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    In a quick review of our local CraigsList rental ads, the term “no pets” is a common refrain. My wholly unscientific poll on these ads places the “no pets” policy at a ratio of about 50% of the total number of ads. As a long-time Nevada Property Manager, I fail to see the […]

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