Utah Standard Residential Lease Agreement Form – PDF – Word | Template
The Utah residential lease agreement is a standard one (1) year term between a property owner (landlord) or its representative and a person seeking to rent and occupy the space (tenant). After agreeing to a verbal deal, the landlord will usually accept the tenant’s credit information, background check, and prior leasing history through a Rental Application. Depending on the review process, it may take as fast as fifteen (15) minutes to run a simple credit report, or as long as a few days if the references would like to be verified.
Once the tenant has been approved, a lease should be created and signed. Keys and access to the property shall be given after the required deposits are made by the tenant. If either party has questions about their rights or responsibilities, they should review the Landlord-Tenant Handbook or Title 57, Chapter 21 (Utah Fair Housing Act) and view the laws.
- Standard Residential Lease Agreement – Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word
- Association of Realtors Lease Agreement (with Option to Purchase) – Adobe PDF
Security Deposit Laws
Maximum Amount ($) – Utah law has no regulations governing the amount a landlord can charge.
Returning – Thirty (30) days (§ 57-17-3(2)). Failure of the landlord to comply may permit the renter to recover the full deposit amount, a $100 civil penalty, and reasonable attorney’s fees (§ 57-17-5(1)(a)).
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – If a property was built before 1978, the lead paint disclosure must be signed by the tenant and included with the rental agreement.
Owner/Manager Disclosure – Landlords are required to disclose to tenants the name and address of the building owner or individual with permission to manage the premises (§ 57-22-4(4)).
Residential Availability Disclosure – Owners must offer residential rental applicants a written disclosure informing them of any anticipated availabilities and the criteria with which they accept tenants including the criteria for background checks (§ 57-22-4(5)).
Property Condition Disclosure – Before entering into a rental agreement, the property owner must provide the tenant with a written report of the property’s condition (§ 57-22-4(3)).
Methamphetamine Disclosure – If the landlord or owner has knowledge that a dwelling has been contaminated from methamphetamines, they must disclose this information in the rental agreement (§ 57-27-201).
Rent Grace Period
No statutorily defined grace period. Therefore, rent should be paid on the date designated in the rental agreement.