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Eviction Notices


Smart, Schofield, Shorter represents both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential evictions. It is important for Landlords that an eviction go as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to represent Landlord’s in the prompt eviction of tenants.

Utah evictions are governed by Utah’s Unlawful Detainer Statute. This statute is complicated and provides rights to both tenants and landlords. Landlords must follow the procedures correctly in order to obtain the benefits of the statute. Missteps can slow the eviction process down, eliminate the ability to obtain treble damages, and can even lead to forcible detainer lawsuits by tenants. If you are a Landlord with questions about eviction call on one of our experienced eviction lawyers.

Utah’s laws also protect tenants. Often times Landlords fail to serve the appropriate eviction notice, wrongfully withhold deposit monies, or even fail to reimburse tenants for expenses incurred to the benefit of the Landlord. At Smart, Schofield, Shorter  we have attorneys that will advice you of your rights as a tenant and represent you in an effective manner.

Eviction Notices

Utah’s Unlawful Detainer Statute requires that a Landlord properly serve the appropriate eviction notice. Failure to serve the appropriate notice robs the landlord of his or her right to treble damages and jeopardizes the ability to evict a tenant. These notices must be chosen and drafted correctly. In addition, they must be served in accordance with the statute. Landlords should consult with an attorney to ensure that the appropriate notice is served in the appropriate manner. Below is a list of some of the applicable eviction notices:

  • Three Day Pay or Vacate
  • Three Day Notice to Comply With The Lease Or Vacate
  • Three Day Nuisance Notice (Criminal or Non-Criminal)
  • Three Day Notice to Vacate
  • Fifteen Day Notice To Vacate
  • Five Day Tenant at Will Notice
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