Culver City, CA asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada

Q: My mom is in a month to month, lease to own contract for a property in Nevada.

She missed a couple payments during the pandemic, while protected. Her landlord is saying that she broke the lease and is now going to increase her terms, based on current market value. She will evict her if she doesn’t comply. Is this legal?

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A: In a month-to-month lease-to-own contract in Nevada, if your mom missed payments during the pandemic when tenant protections may have been in place, her landlord claiming a lease breach and threatening eviction based on increased terms may raise legal questions. The legality depends on the specific terms outlined in the lease-to-own agreement, Nevada's rental laws, and any temporary protections that may have been in effect during the pandemic. Landlords typically have the right to enforce lease terms, but they must adhere to state regulations and lease provisions. Your mom should review the lease agreement.

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