Nevada Landlord and Tenant Duties

118A.290. Habitability of dwelling unit

1.  The landlord shall at all times during the tenancy maintain the dwelling unit in a habitable condition. A dwelling unit is not habitable if it violates provisions of housing or health codes concerning the health, safety, sanitation or fitness for habitation of the dwelling unit or if it substantially lacks:

(a) Effective waterproofing and weather protection of the roof and exterior walls, including windows and doors.

(b) Plumbing facilities which conformed to applicable law when installed and which are maintained in good working order.

(c) A water supply approved under applicable law, which is:

(1) Under the control of the tenant or landlord and is capable of producing hot and cold running water;

(2) Furnished to appropriate fixtures; and

(3) Connected to a sewage disposal system approved under applicable law and maintained in good working order to the extent that the system can be controlled by the landlord.

(d) Adequate heating facilities which conformed to applicable law when installed and are maintained in good working order.

(e) Electrical lighting, outlets, wiring and electrical equipment which conformed to applicable law when installed and are maintained in good working order.

(f) An adequate number of appropriate receptacles for garbage and rubbish in clean condition and good repair at the commencement of the tenancy. The landlord shall arrange for the removal of garbage and rubbish from the premises unless the parties by written agreement provide otherwise.

(g) Building, grounds, appurtenances and all other areas under the landlord's control at the time of the commencement of the tenancy in every part clean, sanitary and reasonably free from all accumulations of debris, filth, rubbish, garbage, rodents, insects and vermin.

(h) Floors, walls, ceilings, stairways and railings maintained in good repair.

(i)  Ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators, maintained in good repair if supplied or required to be supplied by the landlord.

2.  The landlord and tenant may agree that the tenant is to perform specified repairs, maintenance tasks and minor remodeling only if:

(a) The agreement of the parties is entered into in good faith; and

(b) The agreement does not diminish the obligations of the landlord to other tenants in the premises.

3.  An agreement pursuant to subsection 2 is not entered into in good faith if the landlord has a duty under subsection 1 to perform the specified repairs, maintenance tasks or minor remodeling and the tenant enters into the agreement because the landlord or his agent has refused to perform them.

118A.310. Basic obligations

A tenant shall, as basic obligations under this chapter:

1.  Comply with the terms of the rental agreement;

2.  Keep that part of the premises which is occupied and used as clean and safe as the condition of the premises permit;

3.  Dispose of all ashes, garbage, rubbish and other waste from the dwelling unit in a clean and safe manner;

4.  Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit as clean as their condition permits;

5.  Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators, in the premises;

6.  Not deliberately or negligently render the premises uninhabitable or destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so; and

7.  Conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb a neighbor's peaceful enjoyment of the premises.

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