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I have a contract for a rental unit, the last renters I had

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I have a contract for a rental unit, the last renters I had destroyed the place, if its a month to month contract, it still is valid right? I can make them pay for the damages
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: its in Utah
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I just filed small claims

Good morning,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

A month to month rental agreement is just as valid as a lease agreement for a year is and if the tenants damage your property----regardless of whether they have a month to month agreement, or a lease, you can always sue them for the damage that they cause.

Filing in small claims court is the best avenue so long as the money you are seeking from the tenants is within the limit of the small claims court there in Utah---which is $11,000.

You may reply to me again if you have additional questions, and I will be happy to continue to assist you.

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I wish you and yours well in 2017,

Doug

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you

Hi,

Don't forget to mark the appropriate boxes in items 3-6, and enter the Judicial District, County and Court Address in the Caption. The clerk will fill in the case number ***** judge it is assigned to. And remember to have your signature notarized.

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Doug