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Click Here for November 2017 - Topics include:

  • Collections, Blood & Turnips
  • Dear Attorney - What do I do with sublet tenants?
  • Landlord Laughs - "THERESAY!"
  • Know Your Notice
  • Do's and Don'ts of Security Deposits

Click Here for October 2017 - Topics include:

  • Fair Housing &  Discrimination
  • Dear Attorney - Can I charge my own time for working on the property?
  • Courtroom Chronicles
  • Know Your Notice
  • Do's and Don'ts of Abandonment 

Click Here for September 2017 - Topics include:

  • Moving Out, Security Deposits & Damages
  • Dear Attorney - How much evidence do I need for my case?
  • Landlord Laughs
  • Know Your Notice
  • Do's and Don'ts of Serving Eviction Notices

Click Here for August 2017 - Topics include:

  • Utah Fit Premises Act
  • Dear Attorney - Eviction order signed, but still owed money?
  • Courtroom Chronicles
  • Know Your Notice
  • Do's and Don'ts of Changing the Locks

Click Here for July 2017 - Topics include:

  • Plumbers, Evictions & Attorneys.
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant not responding. What should I do??
  • Landlord Laughs - Security Deposit
  • Know Your Notice - Three Day Pay or Quit
  • Do's and Don'ts of Hiring an Eviction Attorney

Click Here for June 2017 - Topics include:

  • Fair Housing & Assistance Animals.
  • Dear Attorney - Payment after court service. Now what?
  • Courtroom Chronicles
  • Do's and Don'ts of Maintenance & Inspections

Click Here for May 2017 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - New Landlord-Tenant Laws 2017.
  • Dear Attorney - Tenants belongings still in the property. Now what?
  • CrAzY aND HaPpY.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Considering an Attorney

Click Here for April 2017 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Avoiding Evictions & Good Landlords
  • Dear Attorney - Should I use the Tenant at Will Eviction notice?
  • Know our Notice - Nuisance
  • Do's and Don'ts of Issuing Eviction Notices

Click Here for March 2017 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Handling Eviction Lockouts & Security Deposits
  • Dear Attorney - What resources are there to become a better landlord?
  • Know our Notice - Criminal Acts
  • Courtroom Chronicles - Phone Call

Click Here for February 2017 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Fair Housing & Mystery Shoppers
  • Dear Attorney - Property is positive for meth. What do I do?
  • Know our Notice - Unlawful Business
  • Courtroom Chronicles - Reputation

Click Here for January 2017 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Protecting Yourself from Tenants.
  • Dear Attorney - Family of the tenant wants to move their possessions?
  • Know our Notice - Overview
  • Landlord Laughs - Glued

Click Here for December 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Eviction Myths
  • Dear Attorney - Eviction Hearing - Negotiate or go to the Judge?
  • Know our Notice - Abandoned Personal Property

Click Here for November 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Collecting Unpaid Amounts
  • Landlord Laughs - Birthday Clause
  • Dear Attorney - Why is the Judge holding a hearing?
  • Know our Notice - Tenant at Will

Click Here for October 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Eviction Orders and Disputed Evictions  - Step #3
  • Courtroom Chronicles - Evicitons Can Run in the Family
  • Dear Attorney - How can tenants dispute a strong eviction?
  • Know our Notice - Waste

Click Here for September 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Filing with the Court - Step #2
  • Landlord Laughs
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant wants to work something out after eviction filing. Now what?
  • Know Your Notice - No Cause
  • Meet Emilee!

Click Here for August 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Starting an Eviction - Step #1?
  • Courtroom Chronicles
  • Dear Attorney - I let someone live here without a lease. How do I get them out?
  • Know Your Notice - An Overview

Click Here for July 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Handling Property Left Behind?
  • Landlord Laughs - Tenant with 18 Evictions!
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant listing my house on airbnb.com. What do I do?
  • Know Your Notice - Three Day Pay or Quit

Click Here for June 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - How to Avoid an Eviction?
  • Courtroom Chronicles
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant is threatening to file a lien. What do I do?
  • Know Your Notice - Abandonment

Click Here for May 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - The Lawsuit Two Step - Questions to Ask?
  • Landlord Laughs - That's Assult Brother!
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant demanding to break a lease. What now??
  • NEW! - Quick Tips: Organizing your Eviciton File

Click Here for April 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - How Did Utah Eviction Law Start?
  • Landlord Laughs - Paul Blart, Mall Cop
  • Dear Attorney - Should I hire an attorney to do the eviction?
  • Know Your Notice - Criminal Acts
  • NEW! - Quick Tips: Court Appearances

Click Here for March 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - How Did Utah Eviction Law Start?
  • Landlord Laughs - Paul Blart, Mall Cop
  • Dear Attorney - Should I hire an attorney to do the eviction?
  • Know Your Notice - Criminal Acts
  • NEW! - Quick Tips: Court Appearances

Click Here for February 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - What is the UAA?
  • Landlord Laughs - Eviction Order Left Behind
  • Do's and Don'ts of Entering the Property
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant might file bankrupty because of the high judgment. What should I do?
  • Know Your Notice - Unlawful Business

Click Here for January 2016 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - How Can a Tenant Break the Lease?
  • Landlord Laughs
  • Do's and Don'ts of Security Deposits
  • Dear Attorney - Tenants stopped paying rent, but said they would leave. Should I serve a notice?
  • Know Your Notice - An Overview

Click Here for December 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Eviction Notices - The Foundation of Your Case
  • Courtroom Chronicles
  • Do's and Don'ts of Lockouts
  • Dear Attorney - My tenants are saying it's cold and can't evict them. What do I do?
  • Know Your Notice - Abandoned Property

Click Here for November 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Utah's Security Deposit Laws.
  • Landlord Laughs
  • Do's and Don'ts of Being a Better Landlord.
  • Dear Attorney - My tenants vacted and left animals. What do I do?
  • Know Your Notice - Tenant at Will

Click Here for October 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Skipping the Eviction Process for Crime Victims.
  • Courtroom Chronicles - 'Cuffed!
  • Do's and Don'ts of Lockouts.
  • Dear Attorney - Can I evict if I've rented a basement that the city does not allow?
  • Know Your Notice - Waste

Click Here for September 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Property Serving Eviction Notices.
  • Courtroom Chronicles - Case Closed!
  • Do's and Don'ts of Attending an Eviction Hearing
  • Dear Attorney - My tenats are threatening bankruptcy. Now what?
  • Know Your Notice - No Cause - Lease Termination

Click Here for August 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Landord's Right to Enter and Inspect.
  • Courtroom Chronicles
  • Do's and Don'ts of Collections
  • Dear Attorney - My tenants left, but wants their security deposit back. Now what?
  • Know Your Notice - An Overview of Utah Eviction Notices

Click Here for July 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - To Evict or Not to Evict?.
  • Courtroom Chronicles - The Anti-Government Tenant..
  • Do's and Don'ts of Payments from Tenants.
  • Dear Attorney - My tenant gave me a Notice of Deficient Conditions. Now what?
  • Know Your Notice - Three Day Pay or Quit

Click Here for June 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Fair Housing.
  • Courtroom Chronicles - Las Vegas.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Lease Agreements.
  • Dear Attorney - I want my tenant out without payment. Is that possible?
  • Know Your Notice - Abandonment

Click Here for May 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Fair Housing.
  • Landlord Laughs.
  • Do's and Don'ts Serving and Eviction Notice.
  • Dear Attorney - My tenant is out, but I don't have a judgment. What now?
  • Know Your Notice - Assign or Subletting

Click Here for April 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Attorney Fees.
  • Courtroom Chronicles.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Inspections.
  • Dear Attorney - My tenant need a ramp. What should I do?
  • Know Your Notice - Nuisance.

Click Here for March 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Foreclosures & Evictions.
  • Landlord Laughs.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Courtroom Testimony.
  • Dear Attorney - My tenant damaged the property. Should I use the deposit?
  • Know Your Notice - Criminal Acts.

Click Here for February 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Serving Eviciton Notices.
  • Courtroom Chronicles.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Background Checks.
  • Dear Attorney - Sould I work with my tenat or start the eviction process?
  • Know Your Notice - Unlawful Business.

Click Here for Janaury 2015 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - What Amounts are Included in a Judgment?
  • Courtroom Chronicles.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Courtroom Etiquette.
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant missed a couple payments. Sould I start the eviction process?
  • Know Your Notice - An Overview.

Click Here for December 2014 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Fair Housing & Assistance Animals
  • Courtroom Chronicles.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Serving Eviction Notices.
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant filed bankruptcy after court signed the eviction order. Now what?
  • Know Your Notice - Tenant At Will.
  • Meet the Team - Newest team member - Mandy Howell.

Click Here for November 2014 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Inspection and Entry by Lanlords.
  • Landlord Laughs - Pick an Excuse!.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Inspections.
  • Dear Attorney - Lease says no pets, seeing eye dogs allowed?
  • Know Your Notice - Waste (Damages).

Click Here for October 2014 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Utah's Laws - Security Deposits cont.
  • Courtroom Chronicles.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Security Deposit Refunds.
  • Dear Attorney - Ex-girlfriend won't leave. What do I do?
  • Know Your Notice - Criminal Acts.

Click Here for September 2014 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Utah's Laws - Security Deposits.
  • Landlord Laughs - Texts & Auto Signatures.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Abandonment.
  • Dear Attorney - Tenant's in bankruptcy, what should I do?
  • Know Your Notice - Unlawful Business.
  • Three Easy Ways to Ensure We Process Your Eviction Quickly.

Click Here for August 2014 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - How to Pick an Attorney for Anything.
  • Courtroom Chronicles - 24 Hour Eviction Order.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Post Foreclosure Evictions.
  • Dear Attorney - Damages after the Tenant left, now what?
  • Know Your Notice - Lease Violations.
  • NEW! FAQ of Utah Eviction Law.
  • Meet the Team - Lauren Thayne.

Click Here for July 2014 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article - Possession Bonds.
  • Landlord Laughs - Evicting Animals.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Abandonment.
  • Dear Attorney - I have two tenants. How can I evict one, but not the other?
  • Know Your Notice - Abandonment.
  • Fast Facts of Utah Eviction Law.

Click Here for June 2014 - Topics include:

  • NEW! -- Courtroom Chronicles -- Collecting $48k.
  • Featured Article: Emergency Eviction Hearings & Possession Bonds.
  • Know Your Notice - Assigning and Subletting.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Payment Plans.
  • Dear Attorney - My tenant is out, but still owes money. What do I do?

Click Here for May 2014 - Topics include:

  • Featured Article: Utah's Lease Option Agreement.
  • Landlord Laughs - Karma.
  • Dear Attorney - I suspect illegal drugs on my property. What can I do?
  • DOs and DON'Ts of...Avoiding Evictions.
  • Know Your Notice: Nuisance.

Click Here for April 2014 - Topics include:

  • NEW! Did You Know? Lessons From The Courthouse.
  • What To Do If Your Tenant Threatens Bankruptcy.
  • Dear Attorney - My tenant owes rent, but might file bankruptcy. What can I do?
  • DOs and DON'Ts of...Inspections or Entering.
  • Landlord Laughs.

Click Here for March 2014 - Topics include:

  • NEW! Landlord Laughs.
  • Eviction Two-Step -- Two Options to Evict.
  • Know Your Notice - Utah No Cause - Lease Termination.
  • Dear Attorney - My tenant hasn't left, can I just throw their stuff out?
  • DOs and DON'Ts of...  Security Deposits.

Click Here for February 2014 - Topics include:

  • Claiming Attorney Fees During a Utah Eviction.
  • Think You Have a Tenant at Will?  Maybe Not...
  • A Tenant With Fifteen Evictions???
  • How to Terminate a Lease in Utah (No Cause Notice).
  • Know Your Notice - Utah Three Day Pay or Quit.
  • Dear Attorney - Can I turn off utilities to evict my tenant in Utah?
  • DOs and DON'Ts of...  Background Checks.

Click Here for January 2014 - Topics include:

  • Eviction Notices - Using approved notices and how to serve them.
  • Security Deposit Refunds.
  • How Strong is Your Lease.
  • Dear Attorney - Do I have to accept payment if I want them out?
  • DOs and DON'Ts of...  Eviction Notices.