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Re: 3 Day Notice iowa for eviction by Garry on September 28, 2021 @14:59

In Iowa, you need to mail your 3 day notice by both regular and certified mail, by at most, the 20th of any given month ( preferably before the 15th ). Then you must file the eviction papers before the end of the month. When you mail out the 3 day notice by reg and cert mail, you have to wait 4 regular mailing days to allow for the cert mail to happen (by law ). Then you start counting the 3 days.

So, 4 mailing days, plus the 3 days notice, turns into 7 days. You can file in small claims court on the 8th day. However, you cannot count Sundays, or Holidays, in your count, because mails are not delivered on those days. So you may end up waiting 10 days before you file in the courts. If you do not file in the courts by the last day of any month, and you file on the 1st of the next month, or later, it will be dismissed automatically when you get into the court room.
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Re: 3 Day Notice iowa for eviction by Elizabeth on September 28, 2021 @15:05 [ Reply ]
That means I do not have time to do it for September and I need to wait until October to make it?
    Re: 3 Day Notice iowa for eviction by Garry on September 28, 2021 @16:39 [ Reply ]
    Yes, and that means you will be making out a NEW 3 day notice for OCTOBER'S rent. Do not put down ANY amount for Sept. rent OR any late fees. Iowa laws expect a landlord to do things in a timely manor. If a LL allows a T to stay all month without starting an eviction procedure, then the LL loses the right to evict for that particular month. It's called " 30 days peaceable possession ".

    That's why all LLs in Iowa should be mailing their 3 day notices by the 10th to 15th on the month, in order to give themselves time to file in court, before the end of the month. I've seen judges look at a calendar and count the days from when you mailed your notices. 1 day off, and you get to start all over again.

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