NRS 118C.230
Disposal of abandoned property.


Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a landlord who leases or subleases any commercial premises under a rental agreement that has been terminated for any reason may, in accordance with the following provisions, dispose of any abandoned personal property, regardless of its character, left on the commercial premises without incurring any civil or criminal liability:


The landlord may dispose of the abandoned personal property and recover his or her reasonable costs out of the abandoned personal property or the value thereof if the landlord has notified the tenant in writing of the landlord’s intention to dispose of the abandoned personal property and 14 days have elapsed since the notice was mailed to the tenant. The notice must be mailed, by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the tenant at the tenant’s present address, and if that address is unknown, then at the tenant’s last known address.


The landlord may charge and collect the reasonable and actual costs of inventory, moving and safe storage, if necessary, before releasing the abandoned personal property to the tenant or his or her authorized representative rightfully claiming the abandoned personal property within the appropriate period set forth in paragraph (a).


Vehicles must be disposed of in the manner provided in chapter 487 of NRS for abandoned vehicles.


A tenant of commercial premises is presumed to have abandoned the premises if:


Goods, equipment or other property, in an amount substantial enough to indicate a probable intent to abandon the commercial premises, is being or has been removed from the commercial premises; and


The removal is not within the normal course of business of the tenant.


If a written agreement between a landlord and a person who has an ownership interest in any abandoned personal property of the tenant contains provisions which relate to the removal and disposal of abandoned personal property, the provisions of the agreement determine the rights and obligations of the landlord and the person with respect to the removal and disposal of the abandoned personal property.


Any dispute relating to the amount of the costs claimed by the landlord pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 may be resolved using the procedure provided in subsection 7 of NRS 40.2542.

Source: Section 118C.230 — Disposal of abandoned property., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-118C.­html#NRS118CSec230.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

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