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Reno Eviction Lawyers

When property managers and landlords are looking to hire an eviction lawyer in Reno, Karsaz Law is the obvious choice. Our eviction attorneys practice in Reno Justice Court every day, so we know the judges, the procedures, and the requirements for pursuing a successful eviction case in Reno. Our firm has been representing Reno property management companies for decades, and many of our cases are located in this jurisdiction.

 

Can I evict a tenant right now in Reno?

Yes, you can evict your tenant in Nevada right now if you have the proper basis to do so. The Coronavirus pandemic created many anti-eviction laws in Nevada, and some laws were even specific to properties located in Clark County.  It’s no surprise that landlords are wondering if they can even evict their tenant.  We can help with evictions for apartments, single-family homes, and commercial properties.  We have a wealth of experience in evictions for the most difficult tenant issues:

  • Failure to Pay Rent
  • Lease Violation
  • Nuisance
  • Waste / Property Damage
  • Unlawful Subletting / AirBnB and Vrbo
  • Holdover Tenancy
  • Tenancy at Will
  • Squatters

 

Why should I use an eviction lawyer for my case?

Surprisingly, using an attorney can save you time and money during the eviction process.  We are trained and highly experienced in managing eviction cases – whether it’s one tenant or fifty at a time.  By using an attorney to handle your evictions, you avoid having to prepare each notice, find a process server, prepare the eviction paperwork, check the case status, and attend the hearing.  We do everything for you and keep you updated along the way. 

 

How much does it cost to evict someone in Reno?

Most eviction services in Reno can range from $350-$650 per case, but using an eviction attorney is often more affordable than people think.  Our flat fee evictions cost less than some of the popular eviction companies in Reno.  Our processes are also efficient, streamlined and easy to use. You don’t have to pay more to use an experienced eviction lawyer for your case.  Using an attorney is especially helpful in complicated eviction cases, and can help you avoid spending additional money on notice service and filing costs if you make a mistake. 

 

How long does it take to evict a tenant in Reno?

The Reno eviction process can range from 2 weeks to 6 months, depending on the case and type of eviction.  With AB 486 having expired recently, evictions are moving much faster than they were during the first years of the pandemic.  If a tenant does not file a response to the eviction notice with Reno Justice Court, the process moves even quicker.  If the tenant does file an answer to the eviction notice with the court, the case will be set to a hearing where the parties must present their arguments to the judge.  

 

It’s important to understand the legal and court-specific requirements for eviction cases in order to prevent lost time and money.  There are many factors that can delay an eviction or even cause you to start the process over again, including:

 

  • Mistakes on the eviction notice
  • Problems with the way the eviction notice was served
  • Not counting the length of time between eviction notices correctly
  • Not waiting until the notice is expired to file the eviction
  • Mistakes on the eviction paperwork that was filed with the court
  • The tenant raising a legal defense to the eviction in court
  • The landlord failing to abide by the lease agreement and/or Nevada law

 

Having the right legal assistance during the eviction process can make all the difference. 

 

What is the Reno eviction process?

The Reno summary eviction process is the most common eviction process.  This type of eviction begins with the service of an eviction notice.  The tenant has several options once the notice has been served:

 

  1. Cure the issue
  2. Vacate the premises
  3. Respond to the notice by filing an affidavit or “tenant answer” with the court

 

The time limit for taking any of the above actions is determined by which type of eviction notice a landlord is required to use.  For nonpayment of rent evictions, there are two types of eviction notices in Nevada: a 7-Day Notice and a 30-Day Notice (known as a 30-Day CARES Act Notice).  For evictions that involve reasons other than the tenant’s failure to pay rent, the type of eviction notice will depend on the issue at hand.  The length of time the tenant has to respond depends on what type of violation the landlord is pursuing an eviction for.  For example, if the tenant is in violation of their lease agreement and refuses to cure the issue(s) they are causing, a 5-Day Notice to Perform Lease Condition or Quit may be used. 

 

A second notice may be required, depending on the type of action.  For actions relating to failure to pay rent, only a single notice is required.

 

Once the time period for the tenant to take action has expired, the landlord can move forward with filing the summary eviction paperwork with the court.  Examples of some documents the landlord may need to file include:

 

  • A Landlord’s Complaint for Summary Eviction
  • A signed copy of the eviction notice
  • Verification of notice service method
  • A full, signed lease agreement (if one exists)

 

Once the summary eviction paperwork is filed with the court, the case will typically move in one of two directions.  If the tenant filed a response to the notice with the court, the court will set an eviction hearing.  If the tenant did not respond, did not resolve the issue, and is still living in the property, the court may grant an order for summary eviction once the paperwork has been processed.  You may see this represented on the court site as “Eviction Order Filed Without Hearing.”

 

If a hearing is set, the landlord or their agent must attend the hearing to present arguments as to why the judge should grant the eviction order.  The parties each have an opportunity to speak and present their arguments, and the judge will make a decision on the case.  Hearings can be difficult to prepare for, and property managers often feel that they don’t have the legal experience or knowledge necessary to put up a proper argument in court.  This is why our clients can rest assured – they don’t have to deal with this process.  Our eviction attorneys go to court to represent them, prepared with the facts of the case and their arguments, and have no fear when making statements, countering tenant arguments, and answering the judge’s questions. 

 

Once the eviction order has been granted, the landlord can file lockout paperwork with the Washoe County Sheriff’s office to request that a lockout be performed.  Our office handles this process for our clients and we work directly with the sheriff’s office for any issues that may arise.  

 

Why should I use a Karsaz Law eviction lawyer?

Our firm has represented property management companies for decades, and we are dedicated to providing high quality legal representation at a fair price.  We have trained legal staff and eviction attorneys that know Reno evictions like the back of their hand.  We know that clients have many options when it comes to choosing the best Reno eviction services, but we are confident that how we operate and treat our clients sets us apart from the rest.  We are focused on offering you the easiest, simplest service experience possible at an affordable flat rate.  We know that proceeding with eviction action can be stressful, and we’re there for you every step of the way.  Let us do the heavy lifting while you receive case updates and get your questions answered.  Don’t spend time worrying about what can cause your tenant eviction to be denied.  Let our experienced eviction attorneys take on your case and fight to get your property back.

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