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Service Animals in Utah Housing

Hoping this information will answer some of your questions regarding Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals.

Utah’s disability rights act prohibits housing discrimination against those with disabilities, including those who use service dogs. Landlords may charge those with service dogs a security deposit for damage or wear and tear on the property, but only if the landlord charges a similar deposit for others.

The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing accommodations against those who use service animals. You must be allowed full and equal access to all housing facilities, and may not be charged extra for having a service animal (although you may have to pay for damage your animal causes). If your lease or rental agreement includes a “no pets” provision, it does not apply to your service animal.

Pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act, housing facilities must allow service dogs and emotional support animals, if necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy the home. To fall under this provision, you must have a disability and you must have a disability-related need for the animal. In other words, the animal must work, perform tasks or services, or alleviate the emotional effects of your disability in order to qualify. (For more information, see the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s guidance on service animals.)

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Ways To Improve Credit Score

A good credit score is key to renting a home and buying a home. If your score is less then, here are a few tips to better improve your credit score.

  1. Watch those credit card balances.
    1. Pay down your balances, and keep those balances low.
    2. Consolidating multiple cards balances with a personal loan could help your score.
  2. Eliminate credit card balances
    1. Gather up all those cred cards with small balances and pay them off.
    2. Then select one or two go-to cards that you can use for everything.
  3. Leave old debt and good accounts on as long as possible. This is also a good reason not to close old account where you’ve had a solid repayment record.
  4. Pay bills on time

Improving your credit score won’t happen over night.

Hopefully these few steps can help you get on the path to better credit.

PARKING

We all wish that we had ample parking spaces and plenty of them for friends and family to visit. But the majority of us are limited to 2 parking spots and designated guest parking, if that.

To make sure everyone stays in their assigned parking space, and prevent getting towed, please be mindful of which parking space is yours and follow the rules. Be courteous by making sure to only use the ones assigned to you and utilize the designated guest parking.

 

Full Service Real Estate Agency

Utah First is not just Property Management Company…

Bryan Wilson, our company owner, is a real estate broker. Ben Walker, assistant property manager, is also a licensed real estate agent. When you are ready to buy a home, both Bryan and Ben can help you find the right home for the right price in the right neighborhood. As a result, Utah First is now a full service agency, a very rare combination in Washington County!

 

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Happy New Year!!

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Thank you for being terrific owners and tenants!!

 We wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2018 filled with health and happiness.

Merry Christmas

Utah First Property Management

Would like to wish you and yours,

The Merriest of Christmases.

Closed Dec. 22-26 for Christmas

 

Christmas Decorating

To safely decorate without potentially damaging the property you occupy, we recommend using window displays and inside lighting. Remember to use easy-to-remove fasteners and hooks to set up displays and wreaths. No need to do anything that might damage the property and cost you money when you move.

Saving Energy This Winter

Whether you’re hoping to ease your impact on the planet or just want to save a few dollars, reducing your energy use can help you get there. Heating and cooling your home/apartment can be among the more expensive components of your utility bill. Making some easy adjustments in your home with these tips can reduce how much you spend on energy.

  •  Use the sun for free heat. That bright orb in the sky should be the focus of temperature control in your residence throughout the year. Open the curtains on your south-facing windows during winter days to bring free heat into your home. Close your window coverings when the sun goes down to keep the heat inside.
  • Bundle up with warm accessories. This is one of the easiest ways to save on your heating bill. Instead of turning the heat up, put on a cozy winter sweater and warm socks. Keep throw blankets on your couch, and add an area rug to insulate the floor.
  • Adjust the thermostat at night. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save about 10 percent per year on your heating bills by turning your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours. Consider investing in flannel sheets and a warm comforter for your bed and keeping your apartment cooler when you sleep.
  • Decorate with LED lights for the holidays. Buy new LED holiday lights, which use at least 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than older, incandescent lighting. In addition to consuming less energy, LED lights don’t emit as much heat and are more resistant to breakage, making them a safer alternative. Bonus tip: Always unplug your holiday lights before going to bed or leaving the house. As with all appliances and electronics, your holiday lights will continue to draw power even when not in use, which adds unnecessary expense to utility bills.

We hope these tips will help this winter season and thank you for stopping by!

 

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  1. WE STRIVE daily to improve the services we provide to you.
  2. WE WILL always do our best to make sure to help you when you need us.
  3. WE VALUE the opportunity we have to SERVE as your property manager.
  4. WE THANK YOU for choosing Utah First Property Management.

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