What is a Utah Eviction Notice or Notice to Quit?
When to use an Utah Eviction Notice:
- Your tenant has failed to pay the rent.
- Your tenant has violated any provision of the lease or rental agreement.
- The lease or rental agreement has expired and the tenant has remained on the property.
- You want to terminate a month-to-month tenancy.
THREE DAY NOTICE TO PAY RENT RENT OR QUIT
TO TENANT(S) AND ALL OTHERS IN POSSESSION OF THE PREMISES LOCATED AT:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the tenancy of dated
THIS IS INTENDED AS A THREE (3) DAY NOTICE FOR FAILURE TO PAY RENT. THIS NOTICE IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH UTAH CODE, TITLE 78B, CHAPTER 6 § 802(c).
LANDLORD RESERVES ALL THE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER THE RENTAL AGREEMENT AND UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS OF THE STATE OF UTAH INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR UNPAID RENT OR PROPERTY AND NOTHING IN THIS NOTICE MAY BE CONSTRUED AS A WAIVER OF SUCH RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT NOTICE: THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Unless you dispute the validity of this debt within THIRTY (30) days, it will be assumed by the landlord to be valid. If you notify the landlord in writing, within THIRTY (30) days that you dispute this debt or any portion thereof, the landlord will obtain and mail to you verification of this debt or a copy of a judgment against you. Upon your written request within the THIRTY (30) day period, the landlord, or the person or entity serving this notice, will provide you with the name and address of the original landlord, if different from the current landlord.
Utah Eviction Notice FAQs
Am I allowed to evict a tenant for past-due rent in Utah?
Normally, the answer is yes. You can make a Utah Eviction Notice (more specifically known as a 3-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit) to initiate the process. However, due to COVID-19, there are a few limitations in place to protect tenants who have not been able to pay rent. Despite the fact that the recently extended federal ban on eviction was struck down, the state and municipal governments in Utah are able to maintain their own standards for residential evictions. Check out the consult a local landlord-tenant lawyer for further insight.
Do I need to write an Eviction Notice in Utah?
If you would like to remove a tenant from your rental property in Utah, you should always give them a Notice of Eviction. Some of the situations where you might need one include:
- The tenant is behind on rent
- The tenant violates your pet policy
- The tenant brings on a subletter against the agreement
- The tenant has caused substantial damage to the unit
- The tenant creates a nuisance or disturbs the quiet enjoyment of the other renters
- The tenant is using your property illegally
In addition to these examples, renters typically may be evicted by a landlord for other reasons that are not connected to a fault of their own. For example, if the owner intends to move in. Please keep in mind this list is not fully exhaustive and that the lawfully acceptable reasons for evicting tenants may change from place to place, among other determining factors. If you've got any doubts or concerns related to Utah eviction laws, ask a lawyer.
What is most often necessary in a Utah Notice to Vacate?
You can tap or click on "Make document" to take a closer look at our Utah Eviction Notice sample. Generally speaking, the basic details needed for a Notice to Vacate for Utah are:
- The location and description of your property
- Your tenant's contact information
- Which clauses in the lease have been violated
- For what period(s) of time the rent has been unpaid (if any)
- What the duration of the notice period will be
Of course, if the tenants are not at fault, you have the ability to provide more details. With the Rocket Lawyer document tool, you have the power to add further adjustments and edits, if needed. It will be critical to confirm that the policies and terms that you mention in the Eviction Notice are actually spelled out in your rental contract.
How will Utah eviction laws impact me as a landlord?
Laws often evolve over time and the actual eviction procedure can be quite complex for a first-timer. In certain cases, there might be different requirements based on how long the tenant has occupied the unit and the reason for eviction. As a result, it is highly recommended that you consult an eviction lawyer when planning to serve a Notice of Eviction on any tenant.
How do I make a Utah Eviction Notice form for free?
The good news is you won't need to start from scratch when drafting your document. With Rocket Lawyer, anyone is able to draft a free Utah Eviction Notice online very easily. Your document is built piece by piece as you provide information throughout the process. This method will often end up being notably more affordable and convenient than finding and working with your average lawyer.
How much would I normally pay to evict a tenant in Utah?
The fees associated with meeting and hiring a legal provider to produce a Notice of Eviction might cost several hundred dollars or thousands. When you use Rocket Lawyer, you aren't just filling out an eviction template. If you ever need assistance from a lawyer, your Premium membership provides up to a 40% discount when you hire an Rocket Lawyer network attorney. If you wish to understand the total cost of eviction, you'll need to take into consideration the cost of filing court documents, attorney fees, the value of unrecovered payments, storage and cleaning fees, and finally, the money and time spent finding a new tenant.
How long does the Utah eviction process normally take?
The length of the eviction process for Utah tenants is partially determined by the notice requirements, as well as the total volume of cases happening at the same time. Here's a basic breakdown of Utah notice periods:
- Non-payment of rent: 3-day notice
- Violation of terms: 3-day notice
- No fault of the tenant(s): 15-day notice
When your notice period is over, an eviction may still take from 1 to 4 months. It is important to note that in particular types of housing, including where the rent is subsidized, the notice period is often longer.
Do I need a lawyer if I am evicting someone in Utah?
While you may prefer to build a Notice to Quit by yourself, the majority of property owners who bring tenants to court will have legal representation. Depending on whom you ask, some attorneys will not even agree to review documents that they did not work on. A more favorable approach might be through the Rocket Lawyer On Call® network. By signing up for a Premium membership, you have the ability to request feedback from an experienced attorney or pose additional legal questions about your UT Eviction Notice. As always, we are here for you.
What should I do after drafting a Notice of Eviction/Notice to Quit in Utah?
After making your Utah Eviction Notice with the help of Rocket Lawyer, you'll be able to retrieve it from your account anytime and anywhere. You also can engage with the document by making edits, saving it as a Word or PDF file, making copies of it, or printing it. You must sign and date the notice before it is served on the tenant. You have several options available for serving the notice:
- Deliver it in person
- Work with a process server
- Send it by certified mail
Remember, "self-help" evictions are not legal in Utah or any other state. Property owners must not remove belongings, padlock the entrances, turn off utilities and services, or otherwise harass tenants in an effort to make them move. Acting lawfully before and during the eviction process will put you in the best position to remove tenants successfully with a final judgment from the court.