§ 562A.1 Short title
§ 562A.2 Purposes — rules of construction.
§ 562A.3 Supplementary principles of law applicable
§ 562A.4 Administration of remedies — enforcement.
§ 562A.5 Exclusions from application of chapter
§ 562A.6 General definitions
§ 562A.7 Unconscionability
§ 562A.8 Notice
§ 562A.8A Computation of time
§ 562A.9 Terms and conditions of rental agreement
§ 562A.10 Effect of unsigned or undelivered rental agreement
§ 562A.11 Prohibited provisions in rental agreements
§ 562A.12 Rental deposits
§ 562A.13 Disclosure
§ 562A.14 Landlord to supply possession of dwelling unit
§ 562A.15 Landlord to maintain fit premises
§ 562A.16 Limitation of liability
§ 562A.17 Tenant to maintain dwelling unit
§ 562A.18 Rules
§ 562A.19 Access
§ 562A.20 Tenant to use and occupy
§ 562A.21 Noncompliance by the landlord — in general.
§ 562A.22 Failure to deliver possession
§ 562A.23 Wrongful failure to supply heat, water, hot water or essential services
§ 562A.24 Landlord’s noncompliance as defense to action for possession or rent.
§ 562A.25 Fire or casualty damage
§ 562A.26 Tenant’s remedies for landlord’s unlawful ouster, exclusion, or diminution of service.
§ 562A.27 Noncompliance with rental agreement — failure to pay rent — violation of federal regulation.
§ 562A.27A Termination for creating a clear and present danger to others
§ 562A.27B Right to summon emergency assistance — waiver of rights.
§ 562A.28 Failure to maintain
§ 562A.29 Remedies for absence, nonuse and abandonment
§ 562A.29A Method of service of notice on tenant
§ 562A.30 Waiver of landlord’s right to terminate.
§ 562A.31 Landlord liens — distress for rent.
§ 562A.32 Remedy after termination
§ 562A.33 Recovery of possession limited
§ 562A.34 Periodic tenancy — holdover remedies.
§ 562A.35 Landlord and tenant remedies for abuse of access
§ 562A.36 Retaliatory conduct prohibited
§ 562A.37 Applicability

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 562A

  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • week: means seven consecutive days. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1