SB 151 – What Is It? How Does It Affect Renters in Nevada?

LAS VEGAS, NV. – 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for owners and renters in Nevada, mainly thanks to SB 151, new tenant protection legislation that officially went into effect on July 1st, 2019.

In this article, we will break down SB 151 so that anyone who owns or rents a property in the State of Nevada will be more aware of how this new legislation affects them.

What Is SB 151?

SB 151 provides tenants with more time to deal with the consequences of eviction after they have had an eviction notice posted on their home.

If an evictions notice is posted on a tenant home, they will now have seven judicial days to pay their rent or quit.  The previous time frame was five calendar days, that Nevada tenants had before this legislation was passed.

With SB 151, the period of time that a constable has to remove tenants from a rental property has been increased from not later than 24 hours after they’ve posted the notice to no earlier than 24 hours after the evictions notice has been posted.

SB 151 also keeps the amount of time a person has after receiving a written notice to surrender real property or mobile home to 3 days unless the property transferred in a residential sale, and clarifies that the new owner has the same rights, obligations, and liabilities as of the previous owner.

Last, of all, this new housing legislation also enables an owner to utilize an attorney or agent to prosecute the eviction action on their behalf. Eviction service companies now have to obtain a process server permit/license in order to properly serve notice to pay or quits.

Controversial Bill

With more tenant protections bills being passed across the United States, lawmakers in Nevada had been eager to get SB 151 passed although the bill was widely opposed by most business organizations in Nevada including Nevada Realtors®.

The people most affected are landlords who are either self-managing or those who have property managers doing all the court and notice service in house. They will now need to go find a permitted process server to carry out these tasks.

Tenant’s groups have said that the bill will improve tenants’ rights in Nevada by giving them more time to go through the evictions process. The bill’s language also states that a landlord must allow tenants the right to enter their rental properties for essential items or lifesaving medicines after they’ve been evicted.

Organizations who opposed SB 151 claim that by giving tenants more time to go through the evictions process, this will make it more difficult for owners to get their properties back on the rental market.

Now Effective as Of July 1st, 2019

Regardless of the opposition, SB 151 is now law as of July 1st, 2019 and this also means that owners have to update their residential lease agreements to reflect the new language since the changes from this law have now gone into effect.

GoldenWest is already ahead of the game when it comes to eviction service. GWM works with a third eviction specialist to ensure notices are processed appropriately. Our system already accounts for the longer process times, so we will still be prepared to file in court by the 16th of each month. Finally, GWM always has a licensed manager ready to handle court appearances for contested evictions or constable meet up for lockouts.

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Things to do in San Diego during the summer

Are you planning on visiting the San Diego area this summer? If so, SD is one of the best places to be during the summer months because we enjoy moderate temperatures when compared to the rest of the country and there are many fun things to do in the San Diego area.

Here are a few things that you should consider adding to your schedule of things to do in San Diego this summer.

Visit the San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo should be first on your list of places to visit in San Diego because it’s a great way to spend the day while viewing the wide variety of animals that live in the zoo.

Tip – Be prepared for the day by wearing a pair of comfortable walking shoes because there are some uphill paths. You should also bring a bottle of water, a hat, and sunscreen so you don’t get sunburned.

Cost – Tickets for the San Diego Zoo range from $46 for children ages 3-11 and $56 for people ages 12 and up.

Check Out Balboa Park

Located right next to the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is another iconic San Diego area attraction that should not be missed because there are a wide variety of interesting museums, shops, and fun things to do that are affordable and family friendly.

Hit the Beaches

From Imperial Beach to Oceanside, there are a wide variety of beaches to visit in the San Diego area and all of them offer something different!

Tip – If you plan on visiting one of the San Diego areas beaches be sure to get there early because parking goes fast at the beach, especially during the summer months!

Take A Cruise!

The San Diego Harbor Cruise is another great way to enjoy to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of the San Diego Harbor area and see local landmarks while still being close to shore!

Tip – The Harbor Cruise goes out during the day and night so there’s plenty of time for you to get your cruise on especially if you want to have a romantic night out with your significant other.

Contact GoldenWest Management

To learn more about things to do in the San Diego area, or to speak with us about our property management services, contact GoldenWest Management today by calling us at (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.