Nevada Rental Application Form
Rental Application Fee
No law dictates how much a Nevada landlord can collect as a rental application fee. The non-refundable fee is meant to cover associated fees for the background investigation which is usually done by a third party. A credit check, for example, is done by a firm. There may be times when the landlord will do the check on their own, but there are still attached administrative fees for processing.
The landlord must charge applicants a uniform rental application fee. Fairness is an important statute when it comes to housing. Case in point, a landlord cannot reject an application based on someone’s race, religion, and disability, among others, as stated in the Federal Fair Housing Act.
Under Nevada law, landlords can ask for a higher security deposit compared to other states. According to the Nevada Revised Statutes, a landlord can collect as much as three months’ worth of rent as a security deposit. Unlike the rental application fee, the security deposit must be refunded to the tenant at the end of the tenancy.
There are guidelines for the return of the security deposit. For one, the landlord has 30 days to return the money with or without deductions. The landlord can deduct the cost of repair if they find damage to the property and if there is unpaid rent (NRS 118A.242).