Updated on September 23rd, 2021
The Utah 3-day notice to vacate for a criminal nuisance is a document delivered to a tenant of a residential rental property that has created a criminal nuisance on the premises indicating that they must move out in three (3) days or less. A criminal nuisance is the most severe infraction a tenant can commit, examples of which include manufacturing or dealing illegal drugs, committing a felony, illegal gambling operations, committing an act that threatens the health and safety of another individual on the property, or any other violent crime. There is no recourse for the tenant, they are required to leave the property within the notice period or they will be unlawfully detaining the premises.
Laws – § 78B-6-802(1)(f)
Definition of Nuisance – § 78B-6-1101
3-Day Notice to Vacate for Committing Waste – Terminates the lease of a tenant who has damaged the property.
3-Day Notice to Vacate for Nuisance – This is a notice used when a tenant causes a non-criminal nuisance.
3-Day Notice to Vacate for Criminal Act – Terminates the lease of a tenant who has committed a criminal act (which is less severe than a criminal nuisance).
3-Day Notice to Vacate for Unlawful Business – Used when a tenant operates an unlawful business on the property.