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Iowa Tenant-Landlord Law

by Joe Bredar

Iowa-1

Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act was created in order to ensure that everyone is treated equally during the housing process. It protects tenants from discrimination when seraching for a rental property. At the federal level the Fair Housing Act protects the following classes…

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability

Learn about fair housing at the federal level here https://resources.hemlane.com/landlord-must-know-fair-housing/

In addition to federal fair housing laws, Iowa prohibits discrimination on the basis of...

Eviction Laws

Iowa-Eviction-Laws
  • When it is failure to pay rent, the tenant has 7 days to pay you otherwise the eviction notice can be filed with the courts.
  • When there is another lease violation (e.g. subletting), the tenant has 3 days to resolve the violation from the point that the eviction notice is served. Otherwise the eviction notice will be filed with the courts.

Early Termination of Lease

When there is not a lease violation, but the landlord or tenant wants to break the lease, the following regulations apply:

Early termination by landlord

If the landlord wishes to terminate the lease early, they have to give a notice period of 10 days for week to week, and 30 days for month to month.

Early termination by tenant

If the tenant wishes to terminate the lease early, they have to give a notice period of 10 days for week to week, and 30 days for month to month.

For more information on Iowa Landlord Tenant laws please visit their website here.