Unlawful Detainer, Utah, Eviction, Uniform Law Commission, Tenant Rights
Utah’s Unlawful Detainer Statute largely favors landlords in matters of eviction. The current statute allows evicted tenants only 0-3 days to move off a premise, requires evicted tenants to pay triple damages, and gives tenants a limited time to claim their belongings. Compared to other states, Utah is severe in its treatment of evicted tenants. This paper calls for a reform to the Utah Unlawful Detainer Statute, which will make the process of eviction more reasonable for evicted tenants throughout the state.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Utah Unlawful Detainer Statute: A Call for Reform,"
Brigham Young University Prelaw Review: Vol. 33, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byuplr/vol33/iss1/12