There are several laws that apply to month-to-month lease agreements in Utah. The majority are found under Utah Code Title 57 Real Estate. From there, state law is broken into chapters. Some apply to rental agreements, such as Chapter 14, Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 20, Chapter 21, and Chapter 22. Both the landlord and tenant should take the time to understand Utah law as well as the requirements of the residential lease agreement.
Chapter 17 covers security deposits. When the lease termination occurs, part or all of the security deposit may be applied toward nonpayment of rent, damages to the rental property that exceed wear and tear, other costs and fees that were included in the rental agreements, or cleaning the rental property. The landlord must return the security deposit within 30 days after the day the tenant vacates the property to the tenant’s last known address. The landlord must also include an itemized list of deductions along with an explanation of each deduction.
Under 78B-6-802, lease termination of a month-to-month lease requires a written notice of at least 15 calendar days notice.