The broadest, but by no means only, Nevada statute addressing the appointment of receivers is found in the Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 32. A receiver may be appointed by the court in which an action is pending, or by the judge thereof:

  • In an action by a vendor to vacate a fraudulent purchase of property, or by a creditor to subject any property or fund to his claim, or between partners or others jointly owning or interested in any property or fund, on application of the plaintiff, or of any party whose right to or interest in the property or fund, or the proceeds thereof, is probable, and where it is shown that the property or fund is in danger of being lost, removed or materially injured.


  • In an action by a mortgagee for the foreclosure of his mortgage and sale of the mortgaged property, where it appears that the mortgaged property is in danger of being lost, removed or materially injured, or that the condition of the mortgage has not been performed, and that the property is probably insufficient to discharge the mortgage debt.


  • After judgment, to carry the judgment into effect.


  • After judgment, to dispose of the property according to the judgment, or to preserve it during the pendency of an appeal, or in proceedings in aid of execution, when an execution has been returned unsatisfied, or when the judgment debtor refuses to apply his property in satisfaction of the judgment.


  • In the cases when a corporation has been dissolved, or is insolvent, or in imminent danger of insolvency, or has forfeited its corporate rights.


  • In all other cases where receivers have heretofore been appointed by the usages of the courts of equity.

In addition, a court or judge may appoint a receiver in an action brought by a secured lender to enforce the lender's statutory right or similar right provided in a mortgage, to enter and inspect real collateral to determine the existence, location, nature and magnitude of any past, present or threatened release or presence of a hazardous substance from, in, into or onto it.


In any receivership proceeding instituted in which a dividend has been declared and ordered paid to creditors, any dividend which remains unclaimed for three years reverts to the general fund of the estate and must be applied as follows: (a) to the payment of costs and expenses of the administration of the estate and receivership then (b) to a new dividend distributed to creditors whose claims have been allowed but not paid in full. After those claims have been paid in full, the balance is presumed abandoned per the code. This section applies to any receivership proceeding which may be brought, and includes any bank, banking corporation, corporation, copartnership, company, association or natural person.


In addition, Chapter 107 of the Nevada Revised Statute allow for the appointment of a receiver in conjunction with a foreclosure action. At any time after the filing of a notice of breach and election to sell real property under a power of sale contained in a deed of trust, the trustee or beneficiary of the deed of trust may apply to the district court for the county in which the property or any part of the property is located for the appointment of a receiver of such property. A receiver shall be appointed where it appears that personal property subject to the deed of trust is in danger of being lost, removed, materially injured or destroyed, that real property subject to the deed of trust is in danger of substantial waste or that the income therefrom is in danger of being lost, or that the property is or may become insufficient to discharge the debt which it secures.


Chapter 21 of the Nevada Revised Statutes allows a court to appoint a receiver to enforce a judgment to restrain waste until expiration of the redemption period. The court may restrain the commission of waste on the property, or may appoint a receiver to take charge of the property, or the proceeds thereof, by order granted with or without notice, on the application of the purchaser or the judgment creditor.

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