Both landlords and tenants have rules that they must follow during the tenancy. The lease, the rules, and the law all contain guidelines for landlord / tenant relationships. The interaction between the three can raise problems.

You may need advice on how to structure late fees under the new law, or how to legally provide a tenant the option to buy out the remainder of the lease. Prohibitions on smoking or the restriction of satellite dishes involve understanding Federal law as well as the Iowa Code.

When a tenant requires an assistive animal that violates a no-pets policy, how do you respond? Can the rent be increased during a tenancy? If the tenant refuses to allow access by the landlord, what are the rights of the parties?


The attorneys at Abendroth Russell Barnett Law Firm can answer all of your questions and guide you through the law regarding landlord and tenant relations.