1. What is a Utah Lease Agreement?
Rent out your property with a Utah (UT) Lease Agreement written according to Utah’s landlord-tenant laws. The lease agreement creates a legally binding contract between you, the landlord, and your tenant(s). You agree to rent out all (or a part of) your property to a tenant, and they agree to the terms and conditions you lay out in the lease agreement.
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2. What to Include in a Utah Residential Lease Agreement
As a landlord in Utah, you’re required by Federal law to include certain details in your lease agreements. Specifically, you need to include:
- Tenant/Landlord Details: names and current addresses of both the tenant and landlord
- Premises: the address of the premises being rented
- Pets: whether pets are allowed, and any other pet-related rules
- Health Hazards: any known health hazards or risks
- Rent Specifics: the amount of rent and security deposit due, and payment dates and methods
However, states have different laws regulating the relationship between a landlord and a tenant. You should learn Utah’s landlord-tenant laws to protect your financial and legal rights.
3. Utah Landlord and Tenant Laws
Utah imposes specific and distinct requirements for landlords and tenants when executing a lease or rental agreement. Some of those requirements include:
- There’s no regulation regarding how much money a landlord can collect from a tenant as a security deposit. (No statute)
- A landlord must return a tenant’s security deposit within thirty days of the end of the lease. (§ 57-17-2)
Landlord Right of Entry:
- A landlord must provide at least one day’s notice to a tenant before entering the rental property. (Title 57 Chapter 22)