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These New State Laws Will Impact HOAs in Nevada

In the latest legislative session, Nevada lawmakers passed several laws that impact Homeowner Associations. The laws range from what cars can be towed to clarifications on the imposition of fines for continuing violations. The full implications of these laws for HOAs can be difficult to determine at first glance.

Which New Laws Affect HOAs?

Although the legislature passed several new laws impacting HOAs, the most urgent ones relate to:

  • Construction Hours
  • Towing Regulations
  • Account Set-Up Fees
  • Electronic Access and Payment Options
  • Foreclosures
  • Continuing Violations

Constructions Hours

State and City construction hours now supersede HOA restrictions. Even if the HOA would like to limit construction hours in their communities, contractors may work longer hours if allowed by State and City ordinances. However, this law only applies from May 1st through September 30th each year.

Towing Regulations

HOAs of apartment buildings and townhome communities with common parking areas may no longer tow vehicles based on an expired registration. However, associations will no longer be held liable for excess unregistered vehicles in their community. 

Account Set-Up Fees

As of January 1, 2022, laws regulating fees for account set-up will change. Associations may charge a reasonable fee, up to $350, for the opening or closing of any file for a unit. The fee must be based on the actual costs incurred by the association. The association may automatically increase the fee each year based on the Consumer Price Index. However, the increase may not exceed 3%. If an association fails to respond to a complaint about fees within 30 days, it may be fined $250. 

Electronic Access and Payment Options

According to Nevada legislation, as of January 1, 2022, some associations, depending on size, will need to establish electronic access to paperwork for clients. Further, as of January 1, 2023, some associations will need to establish an electronic payment system. Although many associations may already have such digital systems in place, those that do not may incur a significant cost establishing such a system.


New legislation has established that no one involved in the foreclosure of a property may purchase the foreclosed property. Based on this law, HOAs are prohibited from purchasing homes in foreclosure in their communities.

Continuing Violations

Continuing violations are no longer capped. The fines charged by the association for a violation may accrue for as long as the violation continues. However, the association must allow the homeowner a reasonable time to cure the violation after receiving written notice before imposing fines.  

What Our Clients Say

My family and I are thankful to Maddox, Segerblom and Canepa for their assistance during a three year case regarding construction defects to our home. We are truly appreciative of their knowledge, determination and assistance during this process. They were always courteous, and available to answer any and all of our concerns and questions. Thank you for the wonderful resolution. Many thanks to you and your staff.

Frances Castelli

We used Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa to represent us in a legal suit re problems in construction on new properties that we purchased from a developer.

We were very pleased with the representation provided by this law firm. They were fully communicative, responsive to our questions and were very knowledgeable about the issues that required resolution. Even after we reached a resolution, they have been responsive in making sure to point us in the right direction for help with repairs that are required.

We would recommend them to others with similar issues that require legal help.

Atam & Margo Lalchandani

Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa did a FANTASTIC job in our construction defects case. I interacted with several people from their office throughout our 2 year litigation. Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable and always prompt about getting back to you when you have questions/comments/concerns. I especially enjoyed working with Darcy, Ardea, Eva, and Sandra. Being part of a lawsuit is no fun for anyone, but if you have to be a part of one, I can’t say enough positive things about this firm!

Victoria Fox

The law firm of Maddox, Segerblom, and Canepa were amazing to work with. They were thorough and always available for any questions we had. We worked a lot with Sandy who was always professional, friendly, always on time for appointments and just a great person to represent this firm. We have never been involved in a law suit before and they made it comfortable for us. We appreciate the hard work the lawyers and people who work for the firm did and would recommend them.

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