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Are Landlords Required to Provide Heat in Their Las Vegas Rental Properties?

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

With winter quickly approaching in Las Vegas, some tenants may be wondering if landlords are required to provide heat to their Las Vegas rental properties. 

You are legally required to keep rental premises livable in Nevada, under a legal doctrine called the “implied warranty of habitability.” If you don’t take care of important repairs, such as a broken heater, tenants in Nevada may have several options, including the right to withhold rent or to “repair and deduct.”

Every Landlord’s Legal Guide, by Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner, and Janet Portman (Nolo) includes extensive advice on establishing a repair and maintenance system that will help prevent problems, such as tenant rent withholding or injuries to tenants due to defective conditions in the rental.

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Get Your HVAC Tuned Up Before Winter

One problem that most landlords face in Las Vegas is calls from their tenants when the heat stops working during the winter months.

The good news is that those late-night phone calls can be avoided if owners get the HVAC units at their Las Vegas rental properties cleaned and tuned up now before winter arrives.

A simple HVAC tune-up job can cost as little as $100 but it’s also a smart choice to make because it’s something that could save an owner thousands of dollars in repair costs when an HVAC technician is able to spot problems and fix them before they turn into major repairs.

Contact Blackbird Realty and Management

To learn more about landlord-tenant laws in Las Vegas, or to speak with us about the property management services we can offer you, contact us today by calling (702) 903-3556 or click here to connect with us online. 

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