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Nevada Lifts Moratorium on Evictions During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Evictions for businesses including restaurants and bars resume on July 1

Gov. Steve Sisolak
Gov. Steve Sisolak
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A new emergency directive from Gov. Steve Sisolak gradually lifts the moratorium on evictions in Nevada.

Sisolak’s new directive comes in phases where landlords and mortgage companies can resume residential evictions and foreclosures on Sept. 1 for non-payment of rent and no cause evictions. Neither can retroactively impose late fees or penalties for non-payment of rent or mortgages. Evictions for violations of lease conditions or nuisance issues can resume on July 1.

Landlords and lenders can resume charging late fees, initiating lockouts, or starting eviction actions for non-payment of rent or foreclosure proceedings beginning July 1 for commercial tenants and mortgages.

Sisolak urged landlords and tenants to work together and collaborate on repayment plans.

Sisolak originally issued a moratorium on evictions in March.

The state also plans to create a rental assistance program to help residential and commercial tenants. The Nevada State Treasurer’s Office hopes to have the residential program running by mid-July and the commercial program later in July. The state received $50 million in funds from the federal Coronavirus Relief Funds and plans to spend $30 million for residential rental assistance and $20 million for commercial businesses.

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