Lincoln W. Hobbs

  • Insurance Claims, Real Estate Law, Employment Law
  • Idaho, Utah, Wyoming
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Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Real Estate Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Founder, Managing Member
Hobbs & Olson
My practice at Hobbs & Olson has focused primarily on condominium and HOA law, with secondary emphasis on other property law and employment law.
WInder & Haslam, P.C.
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Honors: Leary Scholar
Activities: Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Law
University of Utah
B.A. / English
Professional Associations
College of Community Association Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
Litigation for Managers, Community Associations Institute Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida
Community Associations Institute
Legal Trends of Which Managers Should be Aware, Community Associations Institute Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida
Community Associations Institute
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. I received an offer through an out of state broker to lease my building. I had no prior listing with anyone.
A: Assuming you only spoke by phone and did not agree to pay a commission, no commission would be owed. He may seek to recover under an equitable theory, if he produced a lessee to whom you leased, but it is unlikely he could recover.
Q. If my REPC for the purchase of my new home included a side by side stainless steel fridge and window coverings and the
A: Yes, you can. The small claims limit is $10,000 in Utah.
Q. What is the definition of closing in Utah. My seller has asked for 72 hours after closing
A: Closing is the signing of the documents. It's often done by both parties at the same time, but sometimes the seller and buyer close separately. The contract is "closed" when the second person signs it. So presumably the seller wants 72 hours to vacate after the closing.
Q. contract with apartment stated that the tenants needed a 30 day notice, tenants did not see that, now the landlord is ma
A: Depends upon exactly what the contract says, but there's nothing illegal with a rental contract that automatically renews.
Q. If my dog is on my own condo association's common property, am I subject to local leash laws? Or just condo by-laws?
A: That would depend upon your condominium association's governing documents and the local ordinances. Many condominium declarations expressly incorporate municipal animal ordinances. You do have an interesting defense if the city is seeking to fine you, rather than the association.
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Contact & Map
466 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: (801) 519-2555
Fax: (801) 519-2999
Fax: (801) 519-2999