Can a Tenant Change the Locks in Iowa?

This question is about Iowa Landlord Tenant Rights

Can a Tenant Change the Locks in Iowa?

Tenants in Iowa may be able to change their own locks because the state’s current statutory code does not explicitly forbid it. However, landlords are explicitly forbidden from changing a tenant’s locks without their permission. This is a direct result of the state’s clear-cut prohibition on “lockouts.”

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