Being “Under Contract”– What It Really Means

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The phrase “Under Contract” is used frequently, but many buyers and sellers may not be sure what it means exactly. Once parties are “under contract,” they have an agreement to buy and sell for a certain price, and have an outline of the next steps that must be taken. At this point, a seller cannot Read More

What You’re Paying For When You Hire a Realtor

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The more technology disrupts the process of buying and selling a home, the more relevant it becomes to understand what you’re paying for when you hire a realtor. The answer: a professional, hopefully with experience, to help you through the process and ensure it is all done correctly. Exactly how that breaks down depends on Read More

Statute of Limitations for a Quiet Title Action in Utah

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Unlike some states, there is no explicit statute of limitation for quiet title actions in Utah. However, this does not mean a statute of limitation won’t apply to your case. Determining whether a statute of limitations applies, and what the statute of limitation is, depends on your facts. What is a Quiet Title Action? Generally speaking, Read More

What Happens When You and a Neighbor Disagree on Property Boundaries

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As more land in Utah transitions from family farms to housing developments, disputes arise as to the location of parcel boundaries, the scope of easements, and the use of roads. Adjoining lot owners who have peacefully co-existed for decades can find themselves embroiled in controversy when it is discovered that what is on file with Read More

Eviction Rules Set to Change in Utah

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Starting Nov. 1, 2016, a new court rule will require residential landlords and tenants to exchange more information and to do so earlier in all unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuits, with failure to comply potentially costing a party the case. If you’ve ever been involved in an eviction or other unlawful detainer lawsuit, you know how Read More