Let’s run through the basics of our Tenant Eviction service.
While it is the hope of every Property Manager that their relationship with the tenants under their care will be one of cooperation and responsibility, there sometimes comes a need – after every other avenue of compromise has been exhausted – that that relationship must end, and often, that comes in the form of a lawful eviction.
Be it due to failure to pay rent – the most commonly-encountered cause for eviction – mistreatment of the property they are renting, legal issues, violations of the lease, health and safety concerns, or a plethora of other problems, there comes a time in nearly every Property Manager’s tenure where they must act to ensure the best interests of the client are being protected and legally force a tenant from a rental property.
An eviction can be a perilous process – fraught with legal hurdles – and if a landlord is not well-versed in Nevada’s strict tenant/landlord laws, they can unknowingly break the law in their efforts to reclaim their property from a reliant or undesirable tenant; for example no matter the cause, a landlord cannot simply change the locks on or physically remove a problem tenant from their rental unit.
However, Shelter Realty’s 15 years of experience in the Property Management business comes with an extensive familiarity with all laws and procedures pertaining to the eviction process, and if a renter is not living up to their responsibilities, the experts at Shelter Realty can begin – and see through to completion – a lawful eviction process that will protect the investment and legal interests of our client, the landlord and rightful owner of the property.
However, a landlord can take comfort in the fact that few tenants ever pose enough of an issue that an eviction is ever warranted; typically no more than 1-2 percent of any given tenant pool ever is lawfully evicted from a property, in our experience. Of course, Shelter Realty’s extensive and comprehensive application and interview process accounts for some of this low number, due to the fact that we specialize as Property Managers in finding only the best, financially-sound, and responsible potential tenants with impeccable references and solid credit histories. We also are accomplished in identifying small issues and nipping them in the bud before they become larger issues; this is accomplished via bi-annual inspections of occupied properties, as well as thorough inspections of properties before a new tenant moves in or an outgoing tenant leaves.
According to Nevada State law, a very specific series of steps must be followed in order to legally evict an individual from a property, such as advance notice that communicate to the tenant that they are in violation of their lease agreement, and a detailed summary of exactly what said violations entail.
If a tenant fails to pay rent, they will be served with a “Five Day Pay or Quit” notice, which informs the renter the date the rent became delinquent and the amount currently past due. For there, the tenant has 5 judicial days to make full payment or vacate the property. If the tenant fails to make full payment or vacate the property, a summary eviction will be filed with the courts to legally evict the tenant and regain possession.
There is also a “Three Day Nuisance” notice. This notice is used for instructing tenants to correct an issue such as: nuisance, waste, improper assignment or sublet, unlawful business, or illegal drug use. If the issue is not corrected, we must follow up with a 5-Day Notice to Quit for Unlawful Detainee.
Additionally, there is also a “Five Day Lease Violation” notice. This notice is used for instructing tenants to correct a lease violation or move-out. If the issue is not corrected, we must follow up with a 5-Day Notice to Quit for Unlawful Detainee.
There are numerous other types of notices that can be applied in these situations, and the expert Property Managers at Shelter Realty have the knowledge of what to apply for each unique situation.
When it comes to rent delinquency, Shelter Realty’s approach is simple- rent is due from each tenant on the 1st of every month, and is considered late after the 3rd, after which a Five Day Pay or Quit notice will be delivered, with eviction proceedings beginning if back rent is not provided in a timely manner. With numerous options for a renter to pay – including through our website or in-person – it should not be difficult to rectify the situation and the tenant to get back into good standing.
If a legitimate eviction is resorted to, legal costs will be deducted from the renter’s security deposit. If a tenant leaves behind any property in the rental unit, they have thirty days to reclaim the items, and the landlord has the right to charge a storage fee that is considered reasonable.
As you can see, the process of evicting a problem tenant is neither simple nor clear-cut; there are many different situations that could result in a Property Manager taking such drastic action, but these instances are usually quite rare, and are often avoided altogether via our extensive inspections processes, as well as simple and effective communication and understanding between all involved parties.
When all is said and done, Shelter Realty’s number one concern is protecting the property of our clients, and they can rest assured that we will keep their best interests at the forefront of all situations each and every day.
This is my third property management company in 4 years, and I so wish that I had found them first. The last company nickel and dimed me to death with repairs. Since I am an out of town owner, I couldn’t be sure if the tenant had a real problem, or the management company was making work for their bottom line. I did not get a full check in the year that I was with them. It has been three months now that I have been with Shelter, and I have received three full months of rent, hallelujah. I know that things can go wrong in a unit, but not so often as with the previous company. Shelter has resigned two of my tenants, one with a two year lease, OMG. The property management business is a thankless job with a majority being bottom feeders, but Shelter is different. If you own property you owe it to yourself to give them a try. If you want any further feed back, e-mail me at Sterlingllc1@yahoo.com.