An Iowa 7-day notice to quit for non-compliance is a legal form used by landlords when a tenant violates their lease agreement. The notice allows the tenant seven days to remedy the violation before the rental agreement is terminated.
If the tenant commits the same violation within six months of the initial notice, they will not be given the opportunity to cure the violation, and the tenancy will terminate after seven days. A 3-day notice to quit will then be delivered to the tenant, giving them three days to vacate the property before an eviction suit is filed.
Governing Law: I.C.A. § 562A.27(1)
Tenant’s Obligation to Maintain Dwelling: § 562A.17 outlines the tenant’s obligations to maintain the dwelling in a clean, safe, and hygienic condition. The tenant must dispose of waste properly, keep plumbing fixtures clean, and use all facilities and appliances reasonably.
They must not damage or remove any part of the premises, intentionally or negligently, and must avoid disturbing the peaceful enjoyment of their neighbors. Failure to comply with these obligations may result in criminal charges or lease termination.