Iowa Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF

Iowa lease agreements are written between a landlord and tenant for the renting of commercial or residential property. The landlord will commonly request the personal information of the tenant, through a rental application, and screen their employment and income. If approved, the tenant will be presented with a finalized lease with the security deposit and 1st month’s rent due prior to occupancy.

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Iowa Lease Agreements

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The Iowa three (3) day eviction notice, or “notice to quit,” is a document that landlords can serve onto tenants that have not paid their rent. The notice gives the tenant three (3) days to pay their rent that is due, along with any other overdue payments, or vacate the premises. If they are able to pay the rent within the notice period, they may maintain the lease. The landlord must follow the applicable laws if he or she is…

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The Iowa rental application is a document that, once completed by potential tenants, gives landlords access to the criminal, credit, job, and rental history of their various candidates. After processing the look-up, the landlord will be able to make the decision of whether the applying tenant is trustworthy, honest, and financially stable enough to rent their property. To help add security to the landlord’s decision, the landlord can request the already accepted tenant to pay a security deposit, which is…

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The Iowa standard residential one (1) year lease agreement is the standard rental agreement drawn up between a landlord and tenant. The contract describes the terms by which both parties agree to operate, including the provisions regarding utilities, prohibited activities, and the payment schedule. The agreement must be renewed after one (1) year and is maintained by the tenant’s monthly payments (usually due on the first of the month). Before the tenant is approved, they may be required to complete the…

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DISCLOSURES

Identification (§ 562A.13(1)) – The landlord must disclose in the agreement the names of all individuals allowed to access the premises.

Shared Utilities (§ 562A.13(4)) – If the tenant is sharing a meter with another tenant or the landlord, it must state in the agreement how the cost of the utility is allocated between all who are on it.

Environmental (§ 562A.13(6)) – The landlord must disclose in writing if their property is listed in the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Information System.

Lead-Based Paint – If the property was constructed prior to the year 1978, this disclosure must be included in the agreement and acknowledged by the tenant.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

Maximum (562A.12(1)) – The landlord may charge up to two (2) months’ rent.

Returning (562A.12(3)) – Within thirty (30) days after the tenant has given access back to the landlord.

LANDLORD’S ACCESS/ENTRY

Notice (562A.19(3)) – Landlord must give at least twenty-four (24) hours’ notice before entering the property for any scheduled maintenance.

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