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Utah Rental Lease Agreements | Laws

A Utah lease agreement is a contract between a tenant and landlord that outlines the terms and conditions of tenancy. The provisions included in the lease will determine the monthly rent payment including the due date and applicable penalties for insufficient funds. Each lease will also state the contract term in which the tenant is entitled to possession of the premises. Typically, residential leases will either be a fixed contract of one (1) year or a month to month agreement with no predetermined end date.

Rental Application – Used by landlords to collect the personal information of lease applicants. The application also grants landlords the right to perform a background check on the applicant.

Contents

Agreements: By Type (7)


Commercial Lease Agreement – Contains the rental terms for a property to be used for business purposes such as retail, industrial, and office activity.

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College Roommate Agreement – Allows students to establish the rights and responsibilities of each roommate residing in a shared dwelling.

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Lease with Option to Purchase (Lease to Own) – A lease that initially functions as a standard rental contract but also offers the tenant the ability to purchase the property if certain conditions are met.

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Month to Month Lease Agreement – Guarantees occupancy in a residential property for one (1) month at a time. The contract will renew on a monthly basis until terminated by either the landlord or tenant.

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Roommate Agreement – Defines the monthly rent and lease conditions for a tenant living in a single bedroom located in a shared dwelling.

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Standard (1-year) Lease Agreement – A residential contract that authorizes a tenant to occupy a dwelling for a fixed term of one (1) year.

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Sublease Agreement – Used by leaseholders to rent out all or part of the dwelling in which they currently reside. Tenants are encouraged to check their lease before subletting to ensure that the act is not prohibited.

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Landlord-Tenant Laws

Disclosures

Property Condition Report (§ 57-22-4(3)) – Prior to a tenant’s occupancy, the landlord must furnish the tenant with a written inventory of the condition of the rental unit. Accompanied by the condition report must be a form with which the tenant may itemize any damages they detect once their tenancy commences.

Owner and Management Information (§ 57-22-4(4)) – Tenants must be given the name, address, and phone number of the owner, as well as that of anyone else with the ability to manage the property and/or act on the owner’s behalf. This information must be provided at or before the start of the rental term.

Conditions for Lease Approval (§ 57-22-4(5)) – Lease applicants for residential property are entitled to a written disclosure stating the owner’s criteria for selecting tenants. In addition, the applicant must be made aware of any potential availabilities for tenancy.

Methamphetamine Contamination (§ 57-27-201) – If an owner or lessor has actual knowledge that their property has been contaminated from methamphetamine, the information must be disclosed in the lease.

Landlord’s Access

General Access (§ 57-22-4(2)) – Unless otherwise stated in the lease, landlords must give twenty-four (24) hours’ notice before entering the premises.

Emergency Access – Not mentioned in state statutes.

Rent

Grace Period – Not mentioned in state statutes.

Maximum Fees ($) – Not mentioned in state statutes.

Rent Increase Notice – Not mentioned in state statutes.

Security Deposits

Maximum Amount ($) – Not mentioned in state statutes.

Returning to Tenant (§ 57-17-3(2)) – No later than thirty (30) days after the tenant vacates.

Interest Required? – Not mentioned in state statutes.

Separate Bank Account? – Not mentioned in state statutes.