I didn’t know I had to give notice when I moved out?
This excuse has been used over and over throughout the history of rental properties across the world. The important thing to note, for both tenant and landlord/manager, is that you are legally bound by the contract that you sign. In the state of Utah, the rental contract spells out the amount of notice that must be given by the tenant and/or management, and is enforceable from the moment it is signed. Not thoroughly reading your lease agreement does not exempt you from paying rent.