Iowa 3 Day Notice to Quit | Danger of Abuse

The Iowa three (3) day notice to quit, in reference to Statute 562A.27A, is used after a tenant has been served with a seven (7) day notice to cure, or a thirty (30) day termination notice. Iowa State law requires that tenants receive an additional notice period after the initial seven or thirty day time periods. The notice can also be served to a tenant who has physically assaulted somebody, possessed illegal drugs, or handled illegal firearms on the premises. The notice states that the lease agreement will be terminated and that the tenant must vacate the rental unit within three (3) days. If the tenant fails to vacate the rental unit, the landlord can file an eviction action in court.

How to Write

Step 1Download the form and print it out. At the top of the form in the “To:” field, enter the full name(s) of the tenant(s).

Step 2 – Enter the full street address of the rental unit (be sure to include the county where the rental property is located in).

Step 3 – Select the violation that the tenant has committed and provide a detailed description of the violation. If you need more space to write the description, attach a separate page.

Step 4 – At the bottom of the form enter the date, print/sign your name, and then provide a contact or return address.

Note: Make several copies of the completed notice.