Utah Eviction Laws

If a residential landlord wants to evict a tenant from a rental property in Utah they must adhere to the Utah eviction procedures set forth in the state statutes. These statutes are very similar to most other state statutes with regard to eviction. Utah statutes to adhere to are:

Tenant Self-Eviction is Unlawful in Utah

A landlord in Utah has to get a court order to evict someone. The law does not allow for any non-judicial means to evict a tenant. Changing the locks, threatening the tenant or removing the tenant’s personal belongings without a court order might result in the tenant filing for civil damages.

Utah 3-Day Eviction Notice

The Utah 3-day Notice to Vacate is also used in cases of nonpayment of rent or in cases where the tenant has violated a material lease provision such as committing a criminal act on the premises, creating a nuisance or damaging the property.

The notice must specify the reason for eviction or the amount of rent due. The tenant should also get the opportunity to rectify the situation within the 3-days. If there is no compliance, the lease will be considered cancelled and the tenant must either vacate or face an Unlawful Detainer lawsuit.

Utah 5-Day Eviction Notice

For holdovers, or those tenants who remain on the rental property past the lease’s expiration date, the Notice to vacate is 5-days.

Utah 15-Day Eviction Notice

For month-to-month leases, the notice period is 15-days. The landlord must advise the tenant that the lease will expire at the end of the current rental period and will not be renewed.

If the lease specifies a longer notice period, the lease notice period applies.

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