Ogden, UT asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Utah

Q: My dad's landlord has been collecting rent from my dad and today we found out due to code enforcement that we have 10

Days to move cuz it is city property. Not our landlords. He refuses to refund any money or help with moving costs. We signed a lease and everything. What are our rights?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Spanish Fork, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Since 10 days have already passed, I assume you are already out of the property, unless you retained an attorney that was able to help you work something out with the city. In regards to paying rent and getting a refund from the landlord, any rent paid in advance for days you aren't allowed to live on the property is owed to you. If you had a lease, you can sue on the terms of the lease. If the landlord made promises in the lease that have been broken, such as owning the property and being able to allow you to stay for a full year, your eviction by the city could be a breach of the lease, allowing you to sue for damages like your moving costs.

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