I’m sorry to hear about your situation, but it’s good that you’re looking to do something to help out this situation. Generally, in the state of Nevada, landlords have a duty to fix problems that make a place uninhabitable. Tenants have the right to not pay rent until the matter is fixed. Also, if there is no written lease agreement, then the tenant is going to be a month to month tenant. This means that the landlord can evict the tenant with at least 30 days written notice for no reason so long as it is not discriminatory (e.g. race, gender, age, etc.). In this case, there are a few options that the landlord and tenant can have. In exchange for waiving the 30 days wirten notice, the landlord could offer to pay the tenant to leave the property as soon as possible. The landlord could also provide at least two to three other places the tenant could leave in the meantime to encourage her to leave. Accordingly, the tenant could agree to waive any security deposit return (if possible) in exchange for staying on the property any time past 30 days or in exchange for staying rent free, pay to have the water issue fixed. The idea here is to figure out what each parties interests are and figure out how to meet them. For instance, the landlord probably has an interest in resolving this issue and the tenant has an interest in staying secure in their living. Thus, an agreement, for example, wherein the tenant can find a place to live and the landlord can be done with the issue would be best. There aren’t any specific legal remedies that each party has, but on balance, the tenant has at least some remedy (non-payment of ren) and the landlord does too (eviction), but by mediating this matter in the way I suggest, you may be in good hands.
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