Lease/Rental Agreement Negotiation
The law in Utah surrounding landlord-tenant relationship is complicated. This is particularly true for people who don’t regularly deal with lease/rental agreements and are unfamiliar with the law.
I can explain the meaning behind the legal jargon in whatever document your potential landlord wants you to sign and can also negotiate the terms of the lease/rental agreement on your behalf. It’s important to understand your lease/rental agreement before you sign it so you know what you’re committing to.
I can work with you to make sure that your lease/rental agreement actually says what you want it to say. This will help avoid big problems with your housing situation in the future. After all, there are few things in life more stressful than worrying about your home and whether you can count on having a place to live. I can help put your mind at ease about your lease/rental agreement so that you can enjoy your new residence.
Enforcing the Lease/Rental Agreement
Too often, you don’t get what you bargained for under your lease/rental agreement. I can work with you to determine whether your lease/rental agreement has been violated and if it has, I can recommend solutions. Sometimes the issues you’re having with your landlord boil down to a simple misunderstanding that can be resolved with a phone call or a letter. Other times, however, formal legal action is required. No matter the situation, I’m on your side and can explain things in a way that makes sense to you.
Life changes fast and this can result in wanting to terminate your rental/lease agreement and move on. Maybe you took a new job in another city, or you just want a change. Maybe you can’t put up with your neighbor any longer, or maybe your rental unit has become uninhabitable.
No matter your reasons for wanting to terminate your lease/rental agreement, I can assess the situation and explain your options in a way that makes sense. Understanding your options is important because missteps can have big consequences. I want to help you avoid penalties and other legal consequences for improper termination of your lease/rental agreement.
Did you know that your landlord generally can’t evict you without complying with certain legal requirements? Evictions are scary, stressful, and complicated. I can help you analyze your situation and protect your rights as a tenant. I’llbe your advocate during this stressful and overwhelming process and will make sure you understand what is happening and why.
My understanding of the law and ability to communicate in a way that makes sense will give you confidence throughout the eviction process as we work to reach the best possible outcome.