The Iowa 3-Day Notice to Quit (Clear and Present Danger) is a combined form that consists of a 3-Day Notice to Quit and a Notice of Termination. Under Iowa Law, the landlord has the right to terminate a rental agreement and demand possession of the premises within 3 days if the tenant has created or maintained a threat constituting a clear and present danger to the health and safety to others within proximity of the property.
Any of the following are examples of “present danger to the health or safety of other tenants” which include but not limited to:
- Illegal use, possession, or threat of a firearm.
- Physically assaulting another person.
- Possession of an illegally controlled substance.
A tenant shall not be forced into eviction if the activities which caused clear and present danger were conducted by another person other than the tenant on the property and the tenant seeks the following:
- A protective order or similar suit.
- The tenant reports the harmful activities to law enforcement.
- The tenant writes a letter to the person conducting these harmful activities telling them not to return to the premise and to cease and desist while also sending a copy of that letter to law enforcement.
How to Write
Step 1 – List the names of ALL tenants residing in the rental unit which is subject to being terminated.
Step 2 – Enter the address of the tenant’s rental unit.
Step 3 – Check all that apply to the reasons for termination and give a description of more detail as to the actions that occurred by the tenant.
Step 4 – Lastly, the landlord need to date, sign, print name, and give an address.