Salt Lake City, UT asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah

Q: I rent a condominium through a Prop Mngmt Co. Garage door had to be replaced and it took 2 months. I had to pay to park

Two months ago my garage door broke. It took 2 months to get it replaced. I had to park in the parking lot as the garage was inaccessible for those 2 months. The Homeowners Association charged me $50.00 month to park outside of the garage. I asked for reimbursement from the Property Rental Company and they refuse to compensate. I rented the condominium with the garage and expected reasonable access. Items in my garage were vulnerable for the 2 months that I could not open it (I had shoulder surgery during this period and could not manually lift the garage door). Property Management says it's not their problem and they refuse to consider this. Do I have any recourse?

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

A: The final answer may be answered in your lease. If it isn't covered there, you could go to small claims court and sue. Small claims does not require an attorney, and it costs less to file.

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