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non payment (by Nicholas Spatola [NV]) Jul 7, 2009 8:42 PM
       non payment (by Jody [MN]) Jul 7, 2009 9:45 PM
       non payment (by Mark [OR]) Jul 7, 2009 10:39 PM
       non payment (by billy [MA]) Jul 8, 2009 7:26 AM

non payment (by Nicholas Spatola [NV]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2009 8:42 PM

State Specific Question About: NEVADA (NV)

Our tenant is 6 months into their lease. They have not paid their July rent which is due by the 1st. We have left messages to find out if there's a problem. No answer to our calls. Question: If we give them a 3 day notice to paid or quit, does that get them off the hook for the remaining 6 months on the lease?


Nicholas Spatola

non payment (by Jody [MN]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2009 9:45 PM

Go over there tomorrow, post a notice of intent to enter on the door, and inspect at least the outside of your property for signs they have moved out. Talk to the neighbors to find out if they know. Call the emergency contacts on your tenants' application to ask if they know where the tenants are. Then go over there on Friday and enter inside of property. You are entering to make sure there wasn't something bad (murder-suicide) as the reason for the non-response and to make sure your property is locked up and secure.

non payment (by Mark [OR]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2009 10:39 PM

To answer your question, a tenant who breaks a lease without good cause (e.g. non-payment of rent) will be responsible for the remaining rent due under the lease term. In most states, however, a landlord has a legal duty to use reasonable efforts to try to find a new tenant -- no matter what the tenant's reason for leaving -- rather than charge the tenant for the total remaining rent due under the lease.

Wouldn't it be interesting if you could get out of a lease, or any contract for that matter, simply by not fullfilling your responsibilities.

Good luck collecting the remaining rent due.

non payment (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2009 7:26 AM

we start eviction on the 5th and think u should too if your state lets u.we have constable serve so no proof of delivery problems.regarding the lease thing laws very by state and u should ck your state landlord tenant laws.u do have a copy-right? --208.58.x.xx

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