A Utah lease agreement is a document stating the details and conditions of a tenancy. It lets a landlord rent out all or part of their property and clarifies the requirements by which the tenant must abide.
This contract includes essential information so the landlord can communicate their expectations clearly, including the lease term, monthly payments, late fees, security deposit, pet allowances, and the contact information of the property owner/manager.
Rent Control: No
Limit on Late Fees: Yes
Late Fees in Rental Agreement: Yes
Grace Period: Yes
License Required for Landlord: No
Required Lease Disclosures
Here are some specific disclosures that landlords in Utah must make within their lease agreements:
- Move-In Checklist. The landlord must provide a written inventory of the property for a tenant to review before signing the lease (UT Code § 57-22-4(6)).
- Identification. The landlord must provide the property owner’s name, address, and telephone number. Alternatively, they may provide this information about anyone managing the property or anyone acting on the owner’s behalf (UT Code § 57-22-4(7)).
- Disclosure of Methamphetamine Contaminated Property. If the landlord is aware that their property was once a site for manufacturing, using, or storing methamphetamine, they must disclose this information to the tenant (UT Code § 57-27-202).
- Lead-Based Paint Disclosure. Landlords also have to comply with the federal mandate to disclose the presence of lead-based paint in rental units for units built before 1978 (42 U.S. Code § 4852d).
There’s no law regarding how much money a landlord can collect from a tenant as a security deposit. A landlord also doesn’t have to keep the deposit in a separate bank account or pay interest on it to the tenant.
A landlord must return a tenant’s deposit within thirty days of the end of the lease (UT Code § 57-17-3).
Landlord Right of Entry
A landlord must provide at least 24 hours prior notice to a tenant before entering the rental property unless the lease states otherwise (UT Code § 57-22-4(2)).
Small Claims Court
A tenant can sue a landlord in small claims court for up to $15,000 (UT Code § 78A-8-102). If the money they’re seeking for an unreturned security deposit is greater, they may have to pursue alternative legal action in a different court.
Use our Utah residential lease agreement template to start drafting your own. Download it as a PDF or Word file below: