The COVID-19 crisis has brought on several changes to eviction procedures and landlord-tenant law in Nevada. Tenants filing Answers/Affidavits in Las Vegas can file online here: by choosing 'Summary Eviction: Tenant Answer.' For more up-to-date information on Eviction Mediation Program--click here. For more information related to the Civil Law Self-Help Center's current operations during COVID-19--click here.


Overview of Removal Process

Intro to the Removal Process

The term "squatter" is the informal term for someone who is living on a property without authority. The formal name for "squatters" is unlawful or unauthorized occupant. You might think of an unlawful or unauthorized occupant as someone who has broken and entered into a property without permission, but there are many circumstances where a person might be considered an unlawful or unauthorized occupant.

CAUTION!!! This removal or "squatter" law does not apply if there has ever been a landlord-tenant relationship between the parties. 

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