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Landlord's Right To Enter The Rental Property

Q&A - Right Of Entry

When can the landlord enter the rental property?

The landlord can enter the rental property, without the tenant's consent, if there is an emergency.  (NRS 118A.330(2).)

If there is no emergency, the landlord can enter the rental property to:

  • Inspect the premises;
  • Make necessary or agreed-upon repairs, decorating, alterations, or improvements;
  • Supply necessary or agreed-upon services; or
  • Show the unit to potential or actual purchasers, mortgage companies, tenants, workers, contractors, or other people with a true interest in inspecting the property.

    (NRS 118A.330(1).)

Otherwise, the landlord has no right to enter the rental property except:

  • Where allowed by a court order;
  • Where the tenant has abandoned or surrendered the property; or
  • Where the landlord has given the tenant a fourteen-day written notice telling the tenant to make basic repairs, clean, and the like, or the landlord will enter the property and fix the problem (under NRS 118A.440).

    (NRS 118A.330(4).)

What if the landlord abuses the right to enter the rental property?

The landlord must not abuse the right to enter the property or use it to harass the tenant.  (NRS 118A.330(3).)

The tenant can sue the landlord if the landlord:

  • Makes an unlawful entry,
  • Makes a lawful entry but in an unreasonable manner, or
  • Makes repeated demands for entry that might be lawful but have the effect of unreasonably harassing the tenant.

The tenant can ask the court for money to pay for tenant's injuries and for an order terminating the lease or preventing landlord's future abuse.  (NRS 118A.500(2).)

What if the tenant refuses to let the landlord enter?

If the tenant refuses to let the landlord enter when lawful, the landlord can sue the tenant for money to pay for landlord's injuries and for a court order requiring access or terminating the lease.  (NRS 118A.500(1).)

Does the landlord have to give the tenant notice before entering the rental property?

Unless there is an emergency, the landlord must give the tenant at least twenty-four hours' notice that landlord intends to enter the rental property.  The landlord can only enter the property at reasonable times during normal business hours unless the tenant has agreed to allow the landlord to enter on a particular occasion with shorter notice or during non-business hours.  (NRS 118A.330(3).)