Iowa 24-Hour Landlord Notice to Enter

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An Iowa landlord’s notice to enter tells a tenant that the landlord is coming to enter the property. The landlord must give at least twenty-four (24) hours’ notice and should arrange to arrive at a reasonable time.

LawsIowa Code § 562.A.19.1

Notice can be used for

  • Inspecting the premises;
  • Making necessary or agreed repairs, alterations, decorations, or improvements;
  • Supplying necessary or agreed on services; and
  • Exhibiting the dwelling to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers and contractors.

Other Landlord Access

Emergency (§ 562.A.19.2): The landlord may access the property without the tenant’s permission and at any time in case of emergency.

Protection of Property (§ 562.A.28) If the tenant is failing to maintain the property in a way that creates a material risk to health and safety, and the tenant fails to correct the issue or issues within seven days of being notified of them in writing by the landlord, then the landlord may enter the property, remedy the failed maintenance, and bill the tenant.

Abandonment (§ 562.A.29.2): If the tenant is absent from the property for more than 14 days, the landlord may enter at times reasonably necessary. If the landlord reasonably believes that the tenant has abandoned the property, the landlord may enter at any time.