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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
Is your boyfriend still being abusive?
Thank you. I'm sorry to hear that.
The first step is to call the police and file a report. The law protects you, as long as you're able to provide the landlord with a copy of a police report or order of protection. Once you have that, you can ask the landlord to have the locks changed under Nev. Rev. Stat., Section 118A.345. You have to pay for the new lock, but the landlord is legally prohibited from giving your boyfriend a copy or allowing him access to the property.
Your other option is to give the landlord notice that you'll be moving - what the law says is that you can break the lease by giving notice that you'll be leaving either at the end of the month or within 30 days, whichever is sooner. You'd only be responsible for paying rent until the end of the month, plus any past due amounts. They can't keep your security deposit for breaking the lease in this scenario.
Any agreements that the two of you made regarding property remain binding even when a relationship ends. That means, you can also sue him for the money you paid for the car if he's now stating that he's not going to uphold his end of the agreement. These cases are usually brought in Small Claims Court - check the website for the courthouse in the county where you live. They should have forms, but in Nevada, every county has their own.
You can ask a police officer to serve it for you, and then forcibly remove him from the premises if he won't leave. And if you're worried that he'll come back, then you can let your landlord know you'll be moving out at the end of this month, as long as you get the order before then.