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Re: Security Deposit receipts by Garry on February 27, 2019 @11:17

                              
Iowa law does not say a LL must send receipts for repair costs that a T left you after they moved. It only says the LL must describe with some detail, what you did, and the costs involved in any/each repair you made, or cleaning you did. On your sec. statement to her, did you list several items, with costs of each item ? My lists to the former T are usually 5-20 separate lines stating the item repaired/replaced, or the amount of time it took to clean/repair/replace something, and then the amount for each.

From your post, I would question your of charging "re-rent expenses". You could only charge for those if the T broke the lease, and moved out in the middle of it, when you expected her to stay and fulfill the lease. If the T moved out at the end of her lease, you asked the T to leave, or even if you evicted the T, then you cannot charge a T "re-renting expenses".

It's fine to charge for your own time to clean and repair things, as long as you are "reasonable" with the $ per hour, and the time it took. (say $10-$15 per hour, for 10-30 hours). Excessive/outlandish amounts could provoke the T to take you to court.
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Re: Security Deposit receipts by Ellie on February 27, 2019 @12:38 [ Reply ]
Yes she broke lease.
Where can I find more information what Iowa code say? Or where can I meet more landlords in Iowa? Or go to meetings you mentioned me.
Thank you Garry
    Re: Security Deposit receipts by Garry on February 27, 2019 @17:53 [ Reply ]
    Try Googling Iowa Legal Aid-----look for the Iowa Landlord/Tenant laws. You can order a yellow booklet from them about LL/T laws in Iowa, for $20. What large city/county are you in, or near? We have local landlord chapters in the 10 largest cities in Iowa. Try googling that "County"s landlord association. Info should be there on how to join.

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