Security Deposits - Landlord's Obligations Under Utah Law

Published 9/16/2015

Your resident just vacated. You check the unit and no surprise, the unit is a mess. Fortunately, resident paid a security deposit. Now what?

Whether your resident gave proper written notice at the end of the lease or skipped before the lease expired, your obligations as a landlord under Utah law on how you handle the security deposit are the same. Care needs to be taken to fully comply with the law. Remember that there is no “automatic forfeitures” of security deposits. What are those obligations? How soon must I give appropriate notice? What can I charge against the security deposit?

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