In Iowa, the regulation of rent is primarily governed by IA Code § 364.3. This state preempts rent control. This law bans rent control throughout the state, allowing all landlords to set rent and increase it (with proper notice).
|Minimum Notice for Rent Increases||30 Days|
|Max. Late Fee||$12 per day and a maximum of $60 or $20 per day and a maximum of $100|
|Max. Bounced Check Fee||$30|
When Can a Landlord Increase Rent in Iowa?
A landlord may not increase rent during a lease. When seeking to increase the rent of a tenant who is renting without the benefit of a written lease, he/she must provide the appropriate amount of notice. (Iowa Code § 562A).
When Is It Illegal to Raise Rent in Iowa?
According to the Federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for an Iowa landlord to raise rent based on the age, race, religion, nation or origin, familial status, or disability status of a tenant.
Is There a Rent Increase Limit in Iowa?
Iowa doesn’t legislate the amount a landlord may increase rent.
How Much Notice Is Needed for Raising Rent in Iowa?
A landlord must provide 30-Day’s Notice when raising rent on a month-to-month tenant. (Iowa Code § 562A.13(5))
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How Often Can Rent Be Increased in Iowa?
Iowa does not regulate how often a landlord can increase rent.
Laws Regarding Late Fees in Iowa
Late fees are determined according to the amount of rent paid. For rent up to $700, a landlord may charge up to $12 a day with a maximum of $60. For rent over $700, a landlord may charge up to $20 a day in late fees for a maximum of $100. (Iowa Code § 562A.9.(3))
Laws Regarding Bounced Check Fees in Iowa
An Iowa landlord may charge up to $30 for a bounced check.
Iowa Cities With Rent Control
Iowa legislation preempts rent control.