Case Number: 2020-006900

Clients seek assistance in defending a lawsuit recently filed against them by their residential landlord (LL). They were served with the Summons and Complaint on November 22, 2020. The claims include breach of contract, unjust enrichment and elder abuse pursuant to NRS 41. LL claims that she is entitled to double damages for unpaid rent because she is over age 60.

Clients have attempted to make partial payments but LL refused their offer and has demanded payment in full. LL’s attorney also requested copies of their tax returns, but clients refused. Clients then served LL and LL’s attorney with the CDC Declaration in August. They unsuccessfully attempted to obtain rental assistance through CHAP in July.

Clients are able to pay a portion of the balance owed but cannot afford the full balance of over $5K at this time. The clients are a married couple whose income is unemployment and retirement, but much of the income is being used for one client’s medical expenses. The other client lost his job in April. They seek representation in the action and possible settlement to pay as much toward the balance as they can afford.

Case Number: 2020-022451

Client, whose primary language is Spanish, seeks assistance for a wrongful eviction. She was evicted for non-payment of rent on December 22, 2020. She received CHAP funds and turned them over to the landlord. She also paid rent for the month of December, which the landlord also accepted. However, Client did not understand the initial 7 day notice to pay or quit. She failed to complete the CDC Declaration or file an Answer, so her Motion to Stay the eviction was denied. She is currently living in her car. She would like assistance if filing complaints against the LL to CHAP and/or the Nevada AG’s office; a Motion to Seal so that she can try and obtain new housing; and any other appropriate relief.

Case Number: 2021-000052

Client seeks assistance with enforcing her original lease with previous management for the duration of her lease. She renewed her lease in 2020 with the previous owners. She subsequently received a notice informing her that the property was sold to a different management company in October 2020.
In the same month, she received a 60-day notice from new management company informing her that the utility billing will move from a flat rate to an allocation method. They have also informed her that renters insurance is required, when it was only advised in her lease. She has complied and obtained renters insurance. She hasn’t signed a new lease. The additional fees have accrued and she now has a balance owing to the apartment complex. She wants the original lease terms to be enforced.

Case Number: 2021-002147

Client requests assistance in a small claims action. Client is a former sub-tenant of opposing party (OP). Client was behind on rent to OP in October 2020. OP attempted to evict her but client contested the eviction and prevailed. In December 2020, OP was able to evict tenant and perform the lockout. However, OP also cleared the unit of all of client’s personal property, including clothes, appliances, a TV, etc. Client would like counsel and advice as to how to retrieve her property from OP.

Case Number: 2021-003261

Client seeks assistance to stop a former residential landlord (LL) from harassing her. In 2020, Client and her disabled son resided in an apartment unit, wherein Client was the named tenant. The LL served a 30 day No Cause lease termination in October 2020. Client requested an additional 30 days due to her son’s disability, which the LL agreed upon. Client remained current on her rent for the duration of her residency. She and her son vacated the unit in early December 2020 pursuant to the termination notice provided to the LL.
However, squatters entered and remained in the unit immediately before Client vacated. Client’s disabled son allowed them to enter. The LL now demands that Client continue to pay rent due to the squatters’ refusal to leave. Yet, LL apparently has not served nor filed an unlawful detainer action against the squatters. Client wants the demands for payment and harassment by the LL to stop.