An Iowa sublease agreement allows tenants to lease their rental to someone else (known as a “subtenant”). Under a sublease agreement, the original lease remains in effect, so the original tenant needs to continue paying the property’s owner for the contractual period. The original tenant is also responsible if the subtenant doesn’t pay rent or breaks the terms of the sublease or the lease.
You can sublease any rental as long as the original lease doesn’t forbid it. The law in Iowa doesn’t require prior written approval. However, to stay on the best possible terms with your landlord, formally notifying them via certified mail is a good idea.