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Iowa Tenant Background Check

Iowa Criminal Background Screens for Tenants

The Koleman Group LLC gives you the tools to let you quickly filter out applicants who are not qualified and allow applicants who are capable of being able to climb to on the applicant's list.

Make use of the Tenant History of Previous Addresses to verify whether the applicant has truthfully disclosed the addresses of previous tenants or did not reveal previous addresses, possibly concealing a poor rental record. Telecheck Verification verifies whether your applicants are accountable when they write checks or have a history of writing fraudulent checks or submitting fraudulent checks. The applicant may be involved in identity theft. Therefore, you must include the Fraud Report from SSN when you purchase an Iowa tenant background check package. Further information can be obtained by including a specific state or a national Eviction History within the Iowa tenant screening background checks package each time you introduce a new tenant. This Eviction History will provide you with an extensive amount about the applicant's rental experience. The eviction history is required to add to your credit report since the credit report doesn't contain information about the evictions. Landlords do not always acknowledge this fact.

However, most applicants are not honest, and thorough tenant screening is crucial so that you can swiftly eliminate candidates who are not qualified and quickly grant keys to a well-qualified applicant. This Criminal History Report gives you the information needed to determine whether a candidate has any criminal history and the type of offenses committed. Find out if the crimes were minor misdemeanors or significant criminal acts. Do a thorough search that goes beyond the local criminal record. You could conduct a state-specific search or a national one. Criminals frequently shift from rental location to the next, or even to a different city or even a different state. Make sure you protect your reputation and the security of your other tenants by carrying out more thorough Iowa Tenant Screening Background Checks.

Included the terrorist search and the search for sex offenders in your Iowa Tenant Background Screening checks ensures that you're not renting to someone who has criminal records and renting to known sexual offenders.

Conducting more thorough background checks on each of the prospective tenants provides you with an even more thorough view of who your tenants are and the details that applicants provide you in applying. So go beyond the innocent smile and handshakes and find out who the applicant is when you give your Iowa Tenant Screening Checks background checks to The Koleman Group LLC.

It is simple to transfer the cost of each background check to the tenant to avoid any costs associated with background checks for Iowa Tenant Screening. Transferring the cost to the tenant can also allow you to obtain the complete Iowa Tenant Screening Background Checks required to ensure that you are certain that you rent only the most qualified candidates. If you can find a trustworthy candidate, they ought to not be hesitant to pay fees for this background check if he or she truly believes in renting the property Iowa rental house and managing the property in a timely way.


The Koleman Group LLC provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Are you looking for the tenant screening report for an additional state other than Iowa? Check out the tenant background checks webpage for more information.

Iowa Landlord-Tenant Law

If you have any questions or think you may have a legal claim under the Iowa Residential Landlord-Tenant law, it is recommended to consult an attorney. This information in no way is intended to replace legal advice.

Iowa Lawful Tenant Landlord Official Rules and Regulations

Landlord-Tenant The Iowa State Bar Association - the Iowa State Bar Association

Tenant Rights and Laws Tenant Rights and Laws Tenant Rights and Laws HUD.gov

Iowa Code


Iowa Leasing Tenant Security Deposit

Security Deposit Limit As per 562A.12.1, a landlord is not allowed to request or receive greater than 2 months' rent as security deposits.

Security Deposit Interest In accordance with 562A.12.2 Security deposits may be kept in an interest-bearing saving or trust account. It is also stated the interest earned from the account during the first five years of tenancy must stay on the exclusive property that belongs to the landlord.

Non-refundable Fees: No statute given

separate security deposit bank account According to 562A12.2, all funds collected as security deposits are required to be held in a trust or bank account that is not linked to the personal accounts of the landlord.

The Pet Deposit and Other Charges There is no statute available except for 562A.12.1. In the majority of instances, pet deposits are included in the security deposit. However, when they're not included, the sum of the pet and security deposits should not exceed two months' rent.

Deadline for remitting security deposit: The landlord has 30 days from the date of the end of a lease to return the tenant's security deposits, in accordance with the provisions of 562A.12.3. When the landlord is found to be in violation of the lease, the tenant could sue the landlord at small claims court to get punitive as well as actual damages.

Need a Written Description/Itemized Listing of Charges and Damages: If the landlord retains any part of the deposit security, the landlord must provide a thorough written description that has to be made available to the tenant as per 562A.12.3. Suppose the landlord keeps any portion of the security deposit, however small. In that case, a detailed list of any damage or cleaning costs, repairs, and other charges should be given to the tenant along with the rest of the security deposit. In the absence of this, it is an infraction of the state code 562A.12.3 and could result in costs and legal actions in the tenant's name.

Record-keeping of Deposit Withholdings There is no statute aside from what is outlined in 562A.12.2. An accurate bookkeeping requirement is to keep a record of every tenant's deposit and any interest earned in the initial five years. After the 5-year period is over, the interest earned on tenants' deposits is retained and returned to them when the lease expires.

Receipt of Deposit No law is provided

Failure to comply: According to 562A.12.7, the landlord's inability to refund the security deposit of a tenant within the 30-day time period could lead to the tenant receiving only 200 dollars. Additional damages could be granted.

Iowa Landlord Tenant Lease, Rent, and Fees

Rental Due Date The rent due date is agreed upon between the landlord as well as the tenant and incorporated into the agreement on the lease. It usually falls on the 1st of every month.

Note to Increase Rent There is no law to support it.

The Rent Grace Period is: The law is not in place.

Late fees: There is no statute to be cited.

Rental Prepaid: The law is not in place; however, the early payment is accepted.

Fees for Returned Checks: $30 is the permitted fee in Iowa. Other fees could be applicable as per the leasing agreement.

The tenant is allowed to withhold rent for inability to provide essential services (Electric water, heat, etc. ): The landlord must provide service to each unit at any time or be found to violate state health and safety laws.

Tenant entitled to Repair and Deduct Rent: According to 562A.27.4c, the tenant is able to withhold rent, so it is provided that the landlord receives 7 days notice in writing, and the amount that is to be withheld is not more than the sum of the rent due.

Landlords Allowed to Recover costs for the attorney and court fees: Yes, according to 562A.27.3. The landlord is permitted to get punitive as well as real damages on a case-by-individual basis. The court will decide how much damages are able to be paid.

The landlord must Try Reasonably to Redress the Lessee's damages, which includes the possibility of rerenting: Yes, according to 562A.27.5

Iowa Landlord Tenant Notices, and Entry

Notice to End Tenancy: Fixed date Lease There is no notice required since the lease will automatically end at the expiration of that lease.

Notice to End Tenancy Month-to-Month Lease: 30 days written notice as per lease agreement. In Iowa (unless stated otherwise), all leases are weeks to weeks. Leases that are signed for longer than this period will be accompanied by specific instructions which specify the length of notice required to end the lease.

Notice to End Tenancy Week-to-Week Tenancy: 10 days of written notice as per lease agreement

Tenant Holdover: The landlord may initiate the tenant to possession pursuant to 562A.34.4. If the tenant refuses to leave the premises following the time that the lease is terminated, either through legal action or by the normal expiration date of the lease.

Notice of the Date/Time for the Inspection: The law is not required; however, notices are often included in the lease in a manner of courtesy towards the tenant.

Lease Terminations/Notices of Quit:

Lease Termination due to Non-Payment: Pursuant to 562A.27.2 The landlord may demand possession after three days.

Termination due to Violation of the Lease: In accordance with 562A.28 The landlord can end a tenant's lease for any number of infractions that result in the tenant's inability to keep the property.

End of Lease for Fraudulent information: No statute given

Instant Lease Termination: According to 562A.27A, the landlord can terminate the lease at any time if the tenant creates an unhealthy or dangerous environment and causes a situation that poses an immediate and clear risk.

Notification of entry: The landlord must provide tenants with 24 hours' written notice prior to entering and must only allow entry at reasonable timings, in accordance with 562A.19.3

Entry Accepted with Notification for Repairs and Maintenance (non-emergency): Only with written notice of 24 hours and in reasonable intervals, as per 562A.19.3.

Entry Permitted with Notification for Displays: According to 562A.19.3 Only after 24 hours' written notice and only at reasonable times.

Emergency Entry is allowed without Notification: Yes, pursuant to 562A.19.2.

Entry Permitted During Tenant's extended absence: After an absence of 14 days, the landlord can visit the property and conduct an inspection without notifying the tenant.

Note to Tenants Concerning Pesticide Use: There is no law to be cited.

No Lockouts: No

Shut-offs for Utility Allowed: No

Iowa Landlord Tenant Disclosures and Other Notes

Leasing Responsibilities of the Landlord:

The landlord must be in compliance with the health and building laws.

  • Keep your property clean and well-maintained property free of rubbish and debris.
  • Provide running water, heat, and other utilities following state laws.
  • Repairs should be completed promptly after they are reported by the tenant or discovered at the time of a regular inspection.
  • Give sufficient notice in writing the event of termination and entry into the premises and any changes within the lease or rental agreement.

Tenant Responsibilities:

Tenants must abide by the state and local health and building codes and keep their homes and buildings safe and healthy living environment.

Eliminate all trash, garbage debris, rubbish, ashes, and other waste materials created in the home

Keep track of all appliances and utilities and ensure they are in good condition.

Inform the landlord of any or all issues that could need to be addressed.

Please do not engage in any illegal actions or activities that violate neighbors' right to peace and quiet enjoyment of their property.

Recording of the rental Property: No statute is provided

Address and name: Names and addresses of both landlords and tenants are required to be included in the lease agreement pursuant to 562A.13. The disclosure must be made when a problem arises when the service of process is required on the tenant owner, the tenant, or a members or member of the management group.

The disclosure of the Landlord and Tenant Act: There is no statute to be found.

Transfer-In Papers: The law is not in place.

Bedbugs: There is no statute to be found

Domestic Violence Cases: No statute given

The insinuation of Retaliation Retaliatory actions are not permissible in the case of either landlord or tenant under 562A.36. Legal action is allowed within the confines of the law that pertains to the material or financial loss.

Personal Property of the Tenant: The landlord is only able to acquire the personal property of a tenant in the event that it can be proven the tenant has abandoned the premises. Liens are not permitted to be put on the tenant's personal property under 562A.31.

Iowa Landlord-Tenant Court - Related

Small Claims The Court's Limitations: $5,000

Eviction cases can be filed for Small Claims No. Evictions do not fall within the authority of the Small Claims Court. However, landlords and tenants are able to utilize small claims to seek any damages or compensation in the event that the other party infringes or violates the lease contract by any means.


Business Licences

Business Licenses required: Although there are no laws requiring landlords to have an official business license to handle multiple homes on a state level, cities and county governments could be governed by their own regulations and rules. Consult local housing authorities and other municipal government agencies to determine what the regulations and rules are for the specific region.

Updated on 2022-06-07 21:33:49 by larry coleman

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