Reno Justice Court

Nuisance, Waste and Unlawful Business

Nuisance, Waste and Unlawful Business Eviction

A Three-Day Notice To Quit For Nuisance, Waste, Assigning/Subletting, Unlawful Business, Or Drug Violation can be used as defined in NRS 40.140. An eviction for nuisance, waste, and abuse requires a minimum notice of 3 judicial days.

Landlords must also complete an Affidavit - Other Than Failure to Pay Rent or Quit form.

Nuisance, Waste, and Unlawful Business Eviction - 1st Notice Requirements

  • Three judicial days, excluding day of service, no matter how served.
  • If served in person with a tenant's signature, no proof of mailing is required.
  • If served in person without a signature, the landlord must mail a copy with a certificate of mailing.
  • If attempted to serve in person but no answer, you can post a copy to the front door and then mail a copy by certificate of mailing.
  • An Landlord-Affidavit Proof of Service must be completed following service.

Nuisance, Waste, and Unlawful Business - 2nd Notice Requirements (Unlawful Detainer)

  • Five judicial days if served in person, excluding day of service.
  • If served in person with a tenant's signature, no proof of mailing is required.
  • If served in person without a signature, the landlord must mail a copy with a certificate of mailing.
  • If attempted to serve in person but no answer, you can post a copy to the front door and then mail a copy by certificate of mailing.
  • Posting and mailing is counted differently. It is 5 judicial days (excluding day of service) followed by three straight days. If the third day falls on a weekend or holiday we give the tenant through the next business day to contest.
  • An Landlord-Affidavit Proof of Service must be completed following service.

Nuisance, Waste, and Unlawful Business Eviction Forms

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