Salt Lake City, UT asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Utah

Q: I live in Utah. When is the latest a lease must be provided for me to sign and agree with?

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Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
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  • Spanish Fork, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: There is no rule. You can actually rent a property without a lease if both parties agree to do so. This is called a month to month tenancy. Leases are recommended as it gives stability and allows the parties to have a signed document confirming everything agreed upon. If you have no lease, you are free to leave at any time as well as the landlord is free to give you a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the end of a calendar month to ask you to leave.

Wesley Winsor agrees with this answer

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
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  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: There are no restrictions on you right to contract at the moment you take possession or even after. Written leases serve parties much better than oral leases do, but both are equally valid and legal.

If you are looking for a way out of your lease based on someone presenting the lease for you to sign as you are moving in, it probably won't work. I hope this helps.

Wes

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