Written by Rusty Graf

Post-COVID Evictions

Post-COVID Evictions 

Black & Wadhams is proud of its reputation that “We mean Business.  B&W represents owners, realtors and commercial tenants.  All of these parties are dealing with the current economic and legal environments created by this devastating COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Governor issued Emergency Directives that toll and control the manner in which the eviction process is conducted in Nevada.  Both as to time and as to the effects of the same.   

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 025, which will gradually lift the moratorium on evictions. He also strongly urged landlords and tenants to work together and collaborate on repayment plans.  Generally, the Governor’s Emergency Directives stated, as follows: 

Directive 025 lifts the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures imposed by Directive 008 in phases by allowing residential evictions and foreclosures to resume in full on September 1 for non-payment of rents and no cause evictions. Late fees or penalties for non-payment of rent or mortgage payments may not be charged retroactively. 

The directive reinstates residential summary evictions and unlawful detainer actions prior to September 1 for certain causes other than non-payment of rent. These caused based actions do not include non-payment of rent, but include holdover tenants, tenants at will, waste, unlawful business, nuisance, violations of controlled substance laws, and violations of lease conditions other than non-payment of rent. 

For commercial tenancies and mortgages, landlords and lenders can again charge late fees, initiate lockouts, or start eviction actions for non-payment of rent or foreclosure proceedings beginning July 1. 

http://gov.nv.gov/News/Press/2020/Governor_Sisolak_announced_gradual_lift_to_eviction_moratorium,_announces_rental_assistance_program/ 

The import of the Governor’s Emergency Directives and the lifting of the same include the strong encouragement of both sides, Tennant and Landlord, to work together on payment and repayment plans.  The intent is again to help both sides in the end.  Landlords to collect rents, and Tenants to maintain their tenancies and homes. 

The final point of information is the Nevada State Treasurer’s office will  be coordinating a $50 million statewide rental assistance program to help both residential and commercial tenants.  B&W is a firm that endeavors to assists its clients in managing the good and not so good times. 

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