When Must I Return A Deposit And When May I Keep A Deposit?

Utah law requires that a landlord return a tenant`s deposit within thirty days after termination of tenancy or within fifteen days following the landlord`s receipt of the tenant`s new address, whichever is later. If you choose to keep a tenant`s deposit, you must detail all the expenses that were used in order to process a refund. Landlords may keep a deposit to compensate for unpaid rent or if the lease describes deductions for cleaning/maintenance costs.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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