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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Nevada’s eviction ban impact residential evictions?

Nevada’s eviction ban prevents protected tenants from being evicted from residential properties through May 31, 2021. Importantly, the ban is not automatic so tenants must take action to protect themselves.

How do I claim the ban’s protections?

Tenants must give their landlord a signed declaration verifying that they meet all of the ban’s eligibility criteria (just like tenants needed to do under the federal CDC eviction ban). Tenants can deliver the declaration to their landlord any way they want—by hand-delivery, certified mail, or email—but must keep a record of how and when it was delivered. A Nevada tenant declaration form is available at www.lacsn.org/declaration 

Who is eligible for the ban’s protection?

Tenants are eligible if they (1) are unable to pay rent for a COVID-related reason, (2) expect to make less than $99,000 in 2020 ($198,000 if filing jointly), and (3) are likely to become homeless or forced into a group living situation if evicted.

What if I already gave my landlord a declaration under the federal CDC ban?

If you’ve already given your landlord a signed CDC declaration, you don’t need to give your landlord a new declaration. The CDC declaration works for Nevada’s ban too.

What kinds of evictions does the ban prevent?

The new ban prevents most types of evictions so long as the tenant has given the landlord a signed declaration and is currently behind on rent. This includes evictions for failure to pay rent, evictions for staying on the property after the lease expires, and “no-cause” evictions.

What kinds of evictions does the ban allow?

The ban doesn’t prevent evictions for lease violations not related to rent or fees, evictions for “at-will” tenants (like an invited guest who refuses to leave), evictions related to nuisances, or certain evictions where a tenant rents a space in a mobile home park. The new ban might also allow eviction if the landlord can prove to the judge that (1) the tenant truly doesn’t qualify for the ban’s protections, or (2) the landlord is facing a realistic risk of foreclosure before May 31 unless the landlord can evict.

What if my landlord has already started an eviction against me and filed with the court?

Under the ban, the court will stay (pause) the eviction case until May 31 if the type of eviction your landlord filed is now prevented by the ban (which most are), and there is something on file with the court showing you’ve given your landlord a signed declaration of eligibility.

What steps do I need to take to protect myself?

1. Sign a Nevada tenant declaration and give it to your landlord. Keep a copy for yourself and some proof of how it was delivered. The declaration form is available at www.lacsn.org/declaration

2. If you’re served an eviction notice, file an answer with the court even if you’ve given your landlord a declaration. If you’re served with an eviction or lockout order, file with the court a copy of your declaration and proof that you delivered it to your landlord if you haven’t already.

3. Apply for rental assistance through Clark County’s CHAP program.

You can find links for all of these at www.lacsn.org/covid-19 

If you think your landlord is violating the eviction ban, file a complaint with the Attorney General’s office. If you have questions or need additional help, call Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s hotline at 702-386-1070, Option 1.

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Click here to find a packet with a CDC declaration form, instructions for landlords and tenants, and a proof of service form—along with information about mediation, Clark County's CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP), and filing an answer to an eviction notice online (for Las Vegas residents).