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Iowa Rental Lease Agreement Forms and Templates


Standard Residential Lease

Residential | PDF | Word

Roommate | PDF | Word

Roommate | PDF | Word

Iowa lease forms allow for a landlord to be able to create an agreement with a tenant that details the terms of the use of a property in exchange for monthly rental payments. Before authorization, the landlord may ask for the tenant to fill in an application to make sure that the lessee is credit worthy. If the either party has any questions about the agreement or rules with the State they should refer to the Landlord Tenant Handbook.

  • Rental Application – A potential tenant looking to rent from a landlord or management company will most likely have to fill out this form which will provide information about his or her financial and employment status.
  • Residential – The most common legal contract in Iowa that allows a tenant to be able to occupy property (apartment, condo, home, etc.) for a length of time (typically a twelve (12) month term) from a property owner in exchange for monthly rent. Both parties must abide by the terms of the agreement and typically the landlord or representative will run a credit check through the use of a rental application before authorizing.
  • Month to Month – A residential contract that renews every month with payment from the tenant to the landlord. The agreement does not have an end-date but may be cancelled within notice stated in the document or typically with at least thirty (30) days’ notice.
  • Sublease – A legal document between a person that is under a lease agreement (“sublessor”) and a person that is seeking to rent the same property (“sublessee”). The sublessor is still obligated and liable to pay the rent owed to the landlord whether or not the sublessee’s payments are up to date. The sublease rental payment is negotiated by the two parties. The original lease amount has no bearing on the sublease arrangement other than the term which cannot be longer than the master length.
  • Commercial – For any type of business property (retail, office, or industrial).
  • Roommate – For residential living situations when more than one person is renting a home. The contract lists the individual responsibilities of all tenants.

Common Landlord-Tenant Laws

  • Security Deposit
    • Statutory Limit – Two (2) months’ rent is the maximum a landlord may request
    • Returning – The deposit must be returned to the tenant within thirty (30) days. A statement must be included if there are any deductions.
  • Access to Property – Landlord must give tenant at least twenty-four (24) notice before entering the tenant’s property

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