South Jordan, UT asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah

Q: Our Landlord is selling the house we rent. She is telling us we have until 11-01-2021 to vacate. is this legal?

She sent us a Notice of Intent to Sell on 10-05-2021. She stated that the property would be sold to another property management company and that our tenancy and lease would not be affected. On 10-16-2021 a realtor and a young family came to look at the house. They were not a new company. I found out that our house was listed on a real estate web site and had been for 10 days. She then sent us two notices. One Three day notice to perform covenant of lease in it she claimed that we yelled at the property manager and denied access to perspective buyers. The second notice, End of Term Notice. In it she informed us that we had un till 11-01-2021 to move out.

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

A: That sounds like a difficult situation. The description states when you were asked to leave, but it does not state when you received the notice. The timing of a notice is important. If you have a lease, you may have agreed to some specific time periods for notice to leave. Some state laws override time periods in leases, so there is not an easy answer to your question without talking to you and reviewing the lease. I highly recommend you talk to an attorney to discuss your situation. Also, you may qualify for a free attorney if money is tight. is a great website for Utah Residents.

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