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Any homeowner desiring to offer a short term rental through services such as VRBO have been  obligated to comply with Las Vegas Municipal Code Section 6.75. The process involves three stages. First, the owner would apply to the City Planning Department for a conditional use permit to determine...

For owners of property who have made changes which required building permits and inspections but get them, amnesty programs exist which allow retroactive compliance. The cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas offer a year round amnesty program if you self-report. When an owner sells a home,...

Las Vegas Real Estate Agents are invited to a NEW one-hour CE lunch & learn on FEB. 9, 2017 DATE:                 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017 TIME:                  12:00 – 1:00 pm COURSE:           UNDERSTANDING NEVADA’S UNIFORM REAL...

Real estate licensees have a duty of absolute fidelity to their client.  How then, can you not violate that duty when you serve as a dual agent?  Agents have been asking themselves this question for longer than I have been practicing law and don’t always like the answer.  One prominent real...

This was the question I posed to many real estate licensees recently when discussing whether they should inquire as to whether medicinal marijuana has been grown at a home they are being asked to list for sale.  NRS 645.252 requires real estate licensees to disclose any material conditions of the...

Retired basketball great Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit against a real estate agent who used his photograph as a celebrity endorsement. Photographer Sarah Brooke Lyons photographed Duncan for her 1005 Faces project which featured subjects holding a sign displaying a short personal message....

A licensee recently discovered that a tenant is legally growing marijuana at the premises and posed the following questions:  does the growing or cultivation cause harm to the property?  If a landlord disallows it in a lease, is he/she violating Fair Housing Laws by not allowing a tenant who is...

Las Vegas Real Estate Agents are invited to Real Estate Attorney, Lee Drizin’s May 2016 CE class: Friday, May 20, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm What Every Licensee Should Know About Sales in Probate & Guardianship Course #: CE3983000-RE 3 Hours General Credit ♦ RSVP: ...

     NRS 113 requires at least 10 days before residential property is conveyed to a purchaser, the seller must complete the Sellers Real Property Disclosure Form.  Many buyers (and maybe even some agents) seem to think that by selling the property “as is” they are not obligated to disclose...