When Can Mediation Be Useful for Landlords and Tenants?

  •  Establish workable payments plans for both the landlord and tenant to avoid an eviction 
  •  Address deposits, maintenance and other issues

Benefits of Mediation for Landlord and Tenants:

  •  Allows a landlord and tenant to work together to come up with a workable solution for both sides
  • Saves time and expense of going through the court system  

The federal moratorium on evictions established by the CARES Act ended on July 25, 2020.  The CDC, under 42 CFR 70.2 in an attempt to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, issued an Order effective September 4, 2020 that provides another eviction moratorium until December 31, 2020.  Under the Order, a tenant is required to submit a declaration to their Landlord. Copies of the CDC Moratorium and the Declaration Form can be found at the links below.  The Order does not halt all evictions- only those specifically covered under the Order.  The Order also does not affect a tenant’s contractual obligations to pay rent at the expiration of the Order on December 31, 2020.  

CDC Eviction Moratorium (including CDC Declaration Form for tenants give to landlords):


People’s Legal Aid (statewide legal nonprofit representing tenants) CDC Declaration Form:


Recent Media:

August 13, 2020 KPCW:  
MMC Offers Free Services and Events as Evictions Loom
  Listen Now

Aug 2, 2020 Deseret NewsLimited Help Available - Read Article
By Annie Knox@anniebknox  
  ‘It’s pretty overwhelming’: Limited help available for Utahns behind on rent Tenant advocates beefing up services ahead of anticipated wave of evictions


Additional Resources:

Utah Apartment Association (sample rent deferment agreements)

Utah Housing CoalitionCOVID-19 - UHC (includes tips for tenants when can’t pay rent)

2020 Renter Toolkit available in English  &  Spanish.
Published by the Utah Housing Coalition, this is a useful resource for both landlords and tenants.  It provides information on how to be a successful tenant, as well as an explanation of renters’ rights under the law.

Tenant Assistance with Letter to Landlord:

Utah Courts Self-Help Center (English and Spanish):
Or Call:  888.683.0009


MMC will work with landlords and tenants to modify current leases.  MMC does not provide any legal advice or legal services.