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When does a landlord have to evict a tenant in Iowa?

When does a landlord have to evict a tenant in Iowa?

The notice must state that the tenant has three days to either pay rent or the lease will terminate. If the tenant does not pay rent within the three-day time period, the landlord can terminate the lease and begin eviction proceedings against the tenant (see Iowa Code Ann. § 562A.27 (2)). Notice Requirements for Lease Violations

What are the rights of a landlord in Iowa?

Pursuant to Iowa law (Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Law Ch. 562A) this relationship comes with certain rights and responsibilities for the landlord such as the right to collect rent in a timely manner and process eviction pending a lease violation.

How can a tenant defend against an eviction?

If the landlord attempts to evict the tenant after the tenant fails to pay rent or pays reduced rent, the tenant can defend against the eviction by showing that the landlord failed to maintain the rental unit according to the law. The court may require the tenant to pay rent to the court during the proceedings.

Where can I file an eviction lawsuit in Iowa?

Eviction lawsuits are filed with the district court of the county in which the rental property is located. To locate your district court, visit the online directory maintained by the Iowa Judicial Branch. Some counties, such as Linn County and Scott County, provide information for how evictions work specifically in their counties.

The notice must state that the tenant has three days to either pay rent or the lease will terminate. If the tenant does not pay rent within the three-day time period, the landlord can terminate the lease and begin eviction proceedings against the tenant (see Iowa Code Ann. § 562A.27 (2)). Notice Requirements for Lease Violations

When to file an eviction notice for a dog in Iowa?

The notice must say the lease will end if they do not get rid of the dog within 7 days. If the tenants get rid of the dog within 7 days, then the lease does not end. If the tenants do not, the landlord may file an eviction case (but only after first giving a 3-day “notice to quit,” explained below).

What does it mean to be a landlord in Iowa?

Iowa law prohibits landlords from increasing rent, decreasing services, or bringing or threatening to bring an action for possession if the tenant has complained to a governmental agency, complained to the landlord about a breach of landlord’s duties, or if the tenant becomes a member of a tenant’s union or similar organization.

Eviction lawsuits are filed with the district court of the county in which the rental property is located. To locate your district court, visit the online directory maintained by the Iowa Judicial Branch. Some counties, such as Linn County and Scott County, provide information for how evictions work specifically in their counties.