A legal eviction in Iowa can only be made for a number of acceptable reasons. This means that landlords must provide a valid basis along with the correct amount of days’ notice in order to comply with the legal eviction process within the state.
Not using the correct IA legal document, in this case, can lead to delays or even court dismissal of the eviction, so it is important to choose the right type.
3-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment)
If a tenant doesn’t comply with the rental payment schedule, the landlord may present them with a 3-Day Notice to Quit. This obliges them to pay rent or quit within 72 hours.
If the tenant complies and pays the rent then the notice will be nullified. If they refuse to pay or vacate the property, the landlord will be able to pursue the matter further through the courts.
3-Day Notice to Quit (Clear and Present Danger)
A 3-Day Notice to Quit can be used in cases where a tenant has engaged in dangerous conduct that puts people or property at risk. When seeking this type of eviction, evidence of the misconduct must be provided by the landlord.
This type of notice can also be served due to family or friends causing issues around the property.
7-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance)
In the case of a lease violation, the landlord may issue a 7-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance. This will often give the tenant 7 days to correct the breach before they will be obliged to leave the property.
However, unconditional 7-Day Non-Compliance notices can be issued too for more serious offenses. For example, if a tenant commits a second violation within 6 months of the first, this type of notice can be issued. This doesn’t give the tenant any chance to correct their breach of the lease and they must leave the property within 7 days.
30-Day Notice to Quit (Month-to-Month)
30 Day-Notice to Quit documents are used to evict month-to-month tenants or those who don’t have a fixed lease without providing any given cause. This allows the landlord to inform the tenant that they must vacate the property within 30 days or face a legal challenge.