Serving The Right Notice
As a landlord, serving a problem tenant with the right notice is crucial. Only when a tenant has not paid the appropriate rent can a landlord use the Notice To Quit For Non-Payment Of Rent form. This form can be given to the tenants that are behind on their rent payments or those that simply have not made an attempt to pay at all.
This form cannot be used for any other reason or violation. It can only be used to notify the tenant that they have not paid the expected amount and there will be legal action taken if the payment is not made within the given time period.
Follow The Procedure Correctly
The process of serving a notice to a tenant is incredibly important as well. Landlords should never use tactics to scare or intimidate a tenant but rather follow the law and procedures to the letter in order to get the desired results.
Going through the process of evicting a tenant should be done with the help and the advice of professionals. At EZ Landlord Forms we are fully versed in the laws and regulations of each state and area. Landlords should not attempt this process on their own, considering the number of details that need to be adhered to.
One of the most important details that a landlord must follow is the notice period. This is the number of days that a tenant has to pay the rent that is owed before legal action can be taken. In Iowa, this means the landlord has to wait three days after giving notice to follow through with court proceedings.
How To Serve The Notice
The notice should be served to the tenant after they have failed to pay the appropriate amount by hand though it can be mailed. Delivering the notice to the tenant and having them sign to show recognition will start the 3-day notice period immediately. Sending the notice through the mail can often mean adding more days to this time to allow for transit time.
The methods of delivery include:
- Hand delivery with signature,
- Regular mail,
- Certified mail,
- Leaving a copy at the premises.
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