Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 40.255
Removal of person holding over after 3-day notice to surrender; circumstances authorizing removal; exception and additional notice required for occupying tenants and subtenants of property sold as residential foreclosure.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2, 4 and 9, in any of the following cases, a person who holds over and continues in possession of real property or a mobile home after a 3-day written notice to surrender has been served upon the person may be removed as prescribed in NRS 40.290 to 40.420, inclusive:

(a)

Where the property or mobile home has been sold under an execution against the person, or against another person under whom the person claims, and the title under the sale has been perfected;

(b)

Where the property or mobile home has been sold upon the foreclosure of a mortgage, or under an express power of sale contained therein, executed by the person, or by another person under whom the person claims, and the title under the sale has been perfected;

(c)

Where the property or mobile home has been sold under a power of sale granted by NRS 107.080 to the trustee of a deed of trust executed by the person, or by another person under whom the person claims, and the title under such sale has been perfected; or

(d)

Where the property or mobile home has been sold by the person, or by another person under whom the person claims, and the title under the sale has been perfected.

2.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, if the property has been transferred or sold as a residential sale, absent an agreement between the new owner and the tenant to modify or terminate an existing lease:

(a)

The new owner has the rights, obligations and liabilities of the previous owner or landlord pursuant to chapter 118A of NRS under the lease or rental agreement which the previous owner or landlord entered into with the tenant or subtenant regarding the property;

(b)

The tenant or subtenant continues to have the rights, obligations and liabilities that the tenant or subtenant had pursuant to chapter 118A of NRS under the lease or rental agreement which the tenant or subtenant entered into with the previous owner or landlord regarding the property; and

(c)

Upon termination of the previous owner’s interest in the property by residential transfer or sale, the previous owner shall transfer the security deposit in the manner set forth in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 118A.244. The successor has the rights, obligations and liabilities of the former landlord as to any securities which are owed under this section or NRS 118A.242 at the time of transfer.

3.

The new owner pursuant to subsection 2 must provide a notice to the tenant or subtenant within 30 days after the date of the transfer or sale:

(a)

Providing the contact information of the new owner to whom rent should be remitted;

(b)

Notifying the tenant or subtenant that the lease or rental agreement the tenant or subtenant entered into with the previous owner or landlord of the property continues in effect through the period of the lease term and states the amount held by the new owner for the security deposit; and

(c)

Notifying the tenant or subtenant that failure to pay rent to the new owner or comply with any other term of the agreement or applicable law constitutes a breach of the lease or rental agreement and may result in eviction proceedings, including, without limitation, proceedings conducted pursuant to NRS 40.253 and 40.254.

4.

If the property has been sold as a residential foreclosure, a tenant or subtenant in actual occupation of the premises, other than a person whose name appears on the mortgage or deed, who holds over and continues in possession of real property or a mobile home in any of the cases described in paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection 1 may be removed as prescribed in NRS 40.290 to 40.420, inclusive, after receiving a notice of the change of ownership of the real property or mobile home and after the expiration of a notice period beginning on the date the notice was received by the tenant or subtenant and expiring:

(a)

For all periodic tenancies with a period of less than 1 month, after not less than the number of days in the period; and

(b)

For all other periodic tenancies or tenancies at will, after not less than 60 days.

5.

During the notice period described in subsection 4:

(a)

The new owner has the rights, obligations and liabilities of the previous owner or landlord pursuant to chapter 118A of NRS under the lease or rental agreement which the previous owner or landlord entered into with the tenant or subtenant regarding the property; and

(b)

The tenant or subtenant continues to have the rights, obligations and liabilities that the tenant or subtenant had pursuant to chapter 118A of NRS under the lease or rental agreement which the tenant or subtenant entered into with the previous owner or landlord regarding the property.

6.

The notice described in subsection 4 must contain a statement:

(a)

Providing the contact information of the new owner to whom rent should be remitted;

(b)

Notifying the tenant or subtenant that the lease or rental agreement the tenant or subtenant entered into with the previous owner or landlord of the property continues in effect through the notice period described in subsection 4; and

(c)

Notifying the tenant or subtenant that failure to pay rent to the new owner or comply with any other term of the agreement or applicable law constitutes a breach of the lease or rental agreement and may result in eviction proceedings, including, without limitation, proceedings conducted pursuant to NRS 40.253 and 40.254.

7.

If the property has been sold as a residential foreclosure in any of the cases described in paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection 1, no person may enter a record of eviction for a tenant or subtenant who vacates a property during the notice period described in subsection 4.

8.

If the property has been sold as a residential foreclosure in any of the cases described in paragraphs (b) or (c) of subsection 1, nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit:

(a)

The tenant from vacating the property at any time before the expiration of the notice period described in subsection 4 without any obligation to the new owner of a property purchased pursuant to a foreclosure sale or trustee’s sale; or

(b)

The new owner of a property purchased pursuant to a foreclosure sale or trustee’s sale from:

(1)

Negotiating a new purchase, lease or rental agreement with the tenant or subtenant; or

(2)

Offering a payment to the tenant or subtenant in exchange for vacating the premises on a date earlier than the expiration of the notice period described in subsection 4.

9.

This section does not apply to the tenant of a mobile home lot in a mobile home park.

10.

As used in this section, “residential foreclosure” means the sale of a single family residence pursuant to NRS 40.430 or under a power of sale granted by NRS 107.080. As used in this subsection, “single family residence” means a structure that is comprised of not more than four units.
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