Las Vegas Landlord/Tenant: My tenants are breaking their lease early. They’ve been there just over a year and still have 10 months left on the lease agreement. In Early March they wanted us to reduce their rent by 25% claiming hardship. We politely said no because 1) It’s a fixed lease agreement and 2) they won’t provided any documentations to support their story.
We wrote them a lettter declining their request, reiterated their numerous lease violations such a unauthorized pets, unauthorized alterations to the premises, damages, and nuisances. We also requested the annual home inspection be done before my husband’s deployment.
Six days later, they responded in writing that they’re well able to pay the rent and will abide by the lease agreement. We had the home inspection done and gave them a copy of the report listing the damages that needed to be repaired and any lease violations. Five days later, they gave us a 30-day notice wanting us to reduce the rent by 50% claiming hardship.
We sent them a move-out letter because it’s rediculous what they’re asking.
They’re moving out early May. What is my next step and how do I go about suing them for the remainder of the rent on the lease and damages since they’re not likely to leave the place in good condition. It’s more likely that the amount will exceed the small claims court limit of $5000 since their rent is $2400/mo. Since they’re business owner, can I also sue them and their business.
I would greatly appreciate any directions and need a great attorney.