An Iowa 30 Day Notice to Vacate is a legal letter written for tenants that do not have a lease and pay rent monthly, to end a month-to-month or longer tenancy. This notice is provided to either party at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.
When to Use an Iowa 30 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant may use an Iowa 30-Day Notice to Vacate to end a month-to-month arrangement in accordance with state law. This notice may also be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease. In addition, this lease termination letter may be provided to either party to terminate a tenancy of longer than month-to-month.
How to Write an Iowa 30 Day Notice to Vacate
For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:
- State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
- Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
- For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
- Sign the notice and print your name.
- For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.
Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.
How to Serve an Iowa 30 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Iowa using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the other party in person;
- Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
- Mailing the notice by regular and certified mail with a return receipt.
When sending the notice by regular and certified mail, add four (4) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.