Breaking your lease seems like the best option when you lost your job, laid off, or suffer other financial hardship. However, before you break your lease, review your lease agreement. How and when you terminate your lease will usually have more long-term consequences than why you are terminating your lease→ Read More
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Generally, only you can renew your residential lease. No one else—not your landlord, not a co-tenant, not a subtenant (if you have one)—can typically renew your lease , and legally bind you, without your knowledge and consent.→ Read More
Getting a landlord to make necessary repairs can sometimes be a frustrating experience. For problems that are not the tenant’s fault, a landlord can generally be expected to make those repairs, and if they don’t, the tenant may have the right to either withhold rent until the repairs are made, or make the repairs and deduct the cost from rent.→ Read More
I’m an Iowa landlord with a difficult tenant. I’ve given the tenant the proper Iowa termination notice, but he still won’t leave. What next? What is the Iowa eviction process?
If you are an Iowa landlord and your tenant will not leave your property even though you have given him or her adequate Iowa termination notice, you should file an eviction suit.→ Read More