Many landlords today never planned on becoming landlords, but rather found themselves forced into the situation because of the housing crisis. These landlords by default may not be prepared for doing what being a landlord involves. A lawyer Utah trusts can help you if you suddenly find yourself having to rent out your home and are in the position of landlord.
As Utah residents move – whether to another state, to another home, or in with family – many cannot sell their homes because of the loss in home values. Unable to sell their home and often with two mortgages to pay, a lot of people have started renting.
These reluctant landlords need to make themselves aware of Utah landlord tenant laws so they do not get in trouble. For example, landlords need to make sure they do not discriminate when renting their property. A Salt Lake City attorney can help you make sure you meet all the renting requirements.
Additionally, renters and landlords both have rights and responsibilities in the rental process. Landlords need to comply with health, building, and safety codes of the city or county where the property is located. They also must live up to all the terms of the rental agreement and follow the legal eviction procedure when necessary.
If you need help establishing a rental contract, complying with the landlord’s legal responsibilities, or evicting a tenant, a lawyer Utah trusts at Shumway Van & Hansen can help you.
The attorneys at Shumway Van & Hansen always offer free consultations and often times can schedule an appointment within 24 hours. For more information please continue to utilize www.shumwayvan.com, call us at (801) 478-8080 or (702) 478-7770, or stop by either of our offices which are located at 8985 S. Eastern Ave, Suite 100, Las Vegas Nevada 89123 and 8 East Broadway, Suite 550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111.