The Most Commonly Used Utah Lease Agreements
The most commonly used Utah lease agreements are the standard annual residential lease agreement, the lease to own agreement, the month to month agreement, a subletting agreement, a roommate agreement, and a commercial lease.
How to Write a Standard Utah Lease Agreement
A standard Utah lease agreement needs to define:
- The date the lease is created
- The legal name of the landlord and the tenant
- The address of the leased property, including the city and the county
- The length of the lease, including the start date and the end date
- The amount of rent that will be paid over the life of the lease, the amount that should be paid each month, when the rent is due, when the rent is considered late, whether there is a late fee, the amount of the late fee, and the amount of any NSF fee
- The amount paid as a security deposit
- The names of all the occupants
- The condition of the premises upon tenant taking possession
- Whether subleasing is allowed
- The types of improvements the tenants can make
- The utilities the tenant must pay
- How maintenance requests may be made
- The landlord’s right to inspect the premises
- What happens if the tenant stays past the lease
- Whether pets are allowed
The landlord and the tenant should sign and date the lease agreement.
What Disclosures Must Be Made in Utah Lease Agreements?
Utah landlords must provide a move-in checklist to the tenant to survey the current condition of the property. If the residential property was constructed before 1978, federal law states that the landlord must provide a lead paint disclosure.
What You Need to Know about Utah Lease Deposits
Utah landlords can charge whatever they’d like as a security deposit. The landlord must return the security deposit no later than 30 days after the lease ends.