2015 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 116 - Common-Interest Ownership (Uniform Act)
NRS 116.411 - Escrow of deposits; furnishing of bond in lieu of deposit.

NV Rev Stat § 116.411 (2015) What's This?

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2, 3 and 4, a deposit made in connection with the purchase or reservation of a unit from a person required to deliver a public offering statement pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 116.4102 must be placed in escrow and held either in this State or in the state where the unit is located in an account designated solely for that purpose by a licensed title insurance company, an independent bonded escrow company, or an institution whose accounts are insured by a governmental agency or instrumentality until:

(a) Delivered to the declarant at closing;

(b) Delivered to the declarant because of the purchaser’s default under a contract to purchase the unit;

(c) Released to the declarant for an additional item, improvement, optional item or alteration, but the amount so released:

(1) Must not exceed the lesser of the amount due the declarant from the purchaser at the time of the release or the amount expended by the declarant for the purpose; and

(2) Must be credited upon the purchase price; or

(d) Refunded to the purchaser.

2. A deposit or advance payment made for an additional item, improvement, optional item or alteration may be deposited in escrow or delivered directly to the declarant, as the parties may contract.

3. In lieu of placing a deposit in escrow pursuant to subsection 1, the declarant may furnish a bond executed by the declarant as principal and by a corporation qualified under the laws of this State as surety, payable to the State of Nevada, and conditioned upon the performance of the declarant’s duties concerning the purchase or reservation of a unit. Each bond must be in a principal sum equal to the amount of the deposit. The bond must be held until:

(a) Delivered to the declarant at closing;

(b) Delivered to the declarant because of the purchaser’s default under a contract to purchase the unit; or

(c) Released to the declarant for an additional item, improvement, optional item or alteration, but the amount so released must not exceed the amount due the declarant from the purchaser at the time of the release or the amount expended by the declarant for that purpose, whichever is less.

4. Pursuant to subsection 1, a deposit made in connection with the purchase or reservation of a unit from a person required to deliver a public offering statement pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 116.4102 is deemed to be placed in escrow and held in this State when the escrow holder has:

(a) The legal right to conduct business in this State;

(b) A registered agent in this State pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 14.020; and

(c) Consented to the jurisdiction of the courts of this State by:

(1) Maintaining a physical presence in this State; or

(2) Executing a written instrument containing such consent, with respect to any suit or claim, whether brought by the declarant or purchaser, relating to or arising in connection with such sale or the escrow agreement related thereto.

(Added to NRS by 1991, 575; A 1993, 2377; 1995, 1420; 2009, 2931)

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