Q: Is there anything, that if written in a residential lease agreement in Utah, is illegal and makes the lease void.
I’m trying to prove that the termination of my 12 year lease because i informed the landlord about a mold concern, was illegal because of landlord retaliation laws protecting tenants in Utah. They are now trying to sue us for a large sum of money that is exaggerated and fabricated. They have no evidence to support their claims.
A: There are many things that might be put in a lease but they can't be pursued in court because they are inappropriate. It would be a waste of time and energy to try to list them all here. You cannot be taught how to defend yourself in a short note like this. Having an attorney review your lease will make the difference. If you have been sued, you really need to have at least one appointment with an attorney. They need to review the lawsuit documents and tell you what you are up against.
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