The Iowa three (3) day notice to quit is to be used by a landlord after a tenant creates or maintains a clear and present danger to the safety of any person within one thousand (1,000) feet of the rented property. As stated in section 562A.27A of the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Law, the tenant creates or maintains a clear and present danger when they do or consent to any the following: illegal use of a weapon, illegal drug activity, physical assault or a threat thereof. If the tenant qualifies as a danger to the property, the landlord may serve them with the notice and terminate their lease three (3) days after delivering the letter. If the tenant does not vacate after three (3) days, the landlord must file an eviction complaint, a.k.a. “Forcible Entry and Detainer,” with a local circuit court.
Laws – § 562A.27A