I moved a friend in with my July 2010. Oral agreement to split lot rent and utilities 50/50. She left without notice May 2011 and has not returned since. She last paid her half in June 2011. She left personal property and her dog behind. Now she wants her things back after all this time. I have taken care of her dog since she moved in because even when she was still technically living here, she was never here. I pay all vet costs and food for the dog. I do not want to return the dog to her care nor do I feel she is entitled to anything she left behind. I'm not a storage facility.
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.
Landlord responsibilities for a property they rent out include keeping the property up to local and federal codes, general maintenance, and making repairs.
by attorney Graeme L Abraham
This is a guide for Utah tenants whose landlord has breached their lease or has failed to keep the housing habitable. The guide will discuss the... more