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Section 8 Iowa. Eviction by Ellie on February 19, 2019 @15:10

I live in Iowa it's the first time I work with people with section 8.
Section 8 pays my tenant 55% of rent.
She has not paid yet her 45%.
Can I start eviction if this is partial rent?
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Re: Section 8 Iowa. Eviction by Garry on February 20, 2019 @05:54 [ Reply ]
I am a LL in Iowa, also. Yes, you can evict your Sec.8 tenant for not paying their portion of the total rent. But the Sec.8 program people must be kept informed of what you are doing. So you must send a copy of any 3 day notice you give the tenant, and a copy of the FE+D papers you file with the courts, to Sec.8. By keeping the Sec. people informed, they will talk to your T to find out what's going on. They will STRONGLY encourage your T to pay you your rent, or they will be kicked out of the Sec 8 program.

If your T has not paid Feb rent yet, you can give them the 3 day notice to quit, this week, and send a copy to the Sec program. That will generate the program people to talk to your T about the rent.-------HOWEVER, because of how late today's date is, in a short month, time-wise, you do not have enough remaining days in Feb. to be able to file an FE+D in the court system, before March 1. Unless the Sec 8 people can get your T to pay Feb rent, you may be out that amount of rent for Feb. Our eviction laws say there are certain time frames LLs must adhere to, and we must file an FE+D by the last day of any given month, for that month's rent. That is impossible for Feb rent, even you mail out a 3 dat notice today. When March rolls around, whatever amount the T has not paid you by March 6,(of March's rent) give them a 3 day notice again, and start eviction procedures if they don't pay it. Again, be sure Sec 8 gets a copy of everything you send the T. Good luck.

For further help, contact Legal Aid of Iowa. For $20, you can get a yellow booklet entitled : A GUIDE TO LL/T LAW IN IOWA. It will tell you all about our LL/T laws, and our eviction laws.

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