Overview of the Eviction Process
An eviction is the act or process of legally dispossessing a person of land or rental property. Unless a tenant has surrendered possession of the rental premises to the landlord or abandoned possession, a landlord must file an eviction action in order to remove the tenant.
All evictions require that the tenant be properly noticed. The notice requirements vary depending on the type of eviction. Please be aware that there are separate notices for manufactured homes and non-manufactured homes. Evictions can take 10 to 180 days depending on the type of notice served.
The following types of evictions can be filed in Reno Justice Court:
- Non-Payment of Rent (Unlawful Detainer)
- 30 Day No Cause Evictions
- Breach of Contract
- Nuisance, Waste, and Unlawful Business
Evictions are governed by the provisions of Chapters 40 - Actions and Proceedings in Particular cases Concerning Property, 118A - Dwellings, and 118B - Manufactured Home Parks of the Nevada Revised Statutes.