Las Vegas, NV asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nevada

Q: Can a motel lock us out of our room even though we have lived there for 5 months. Or do they need to do a proper evic.

Me and my girlfriend have lived in a motel/bed and breakfast for over 5 months in Las Vegas nevada. We have stayed in two different rooms throughout this last 5 months the first room for the first 3 months the second room for the last 2 months. We pay $90 a day on the weekdays and hundred dollars a day on the weekends. We get a receipt for our payment every time. I didn't pay yesterday's rent and they had their security come and kick me out of my room last night at 10:00 p.m. and put a lock around the door handle so no one can go in or out of it. They didn't even give me enough time to get all my stuff together. Are they allowed to do that or are they supposed to get a written eviction notice from the courts? I'm not sure if I'm saying that correct or not I'm not too familiar with the lingo. Someone brought this to my attention that what they're doing is illegal and they're not allowed to kick me out like this. Please help and give me an answer as soon as possible. Thank you very much

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Nevada, when someone stays in a hotel or motel for an extended period of time, they might establish tenancy rights. Generally, once someone has stayed in a place for 30 days or more, they could be considered a tenant rather than a transient lodger, which means that the eviction process would be more akin to that of a traditional landlord-tenant relationship rather than a simple hotel guest eviction. If you've been living there for 5 months and paying regularly, it's possible that you've established tenant rights. If so, the motel would need to provide you with a proper eviction notice, and they can't just lock you out without following the legal eviction process. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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