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Some Utah landlords are evicting domestic violence victims

In too many cases eviction adds to the trauma of abuse victims and families struggling to make ends meet.

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Renters can be haunted by past evictions or debt claims even if they never made it to court

Landlords deny there is such thing as a ‘black list,’ but renters have experienced run-ins that make them believe it is real.

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Landlord group opposes translating renter information for minority tenants

A few months ago housing advocates, professors and attorneys came together as a working group formed by the Utah courts to brainstorm ways to halt, or at least curb, evictions.

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Lawmakers again asked to stop surprise fees in rental agreements

Sharane Hillyard loved her condo in Midvale when she moved in at the end of 2019. She was wowed by the amenities — a pool, hot tub, table tennis and bocce courts. Lots of diversions.

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Critics see law firm’s debt collection maneuver as an abuse of the court system

In 2020 the Law Offices of Kirk Cullimore filed 45% of all eviction lawsuits in Utah but firm partner and state Sen. Kirk Cullimore Jr. said that he personally stepped back from that work midyear.

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Utah Lawmaker’s Firm Squeezes Thousands From Renters Months After Evictions

Nichole Anderson, an Ogden librarian, was navigating a divorce and raising two small children in the summer of 2019.

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