Rental Guide

Considering Court? A Small Claims Guide

Small claims court was created to provide citizens with a low-cost, simple process for resolving civil disputes involving small amounts of money. The applicable Iowa laws may be found in Iowa Code chapter... Read Full Post

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A Consumer's Guide to Fair Housing

Click below to view a PDF of the State of Iowa's Consumer's Guide to Fair Housing: A Consumer's Guide to Fair Housing A Consumer's Guide to Fair Housing is funded by the U.S. Department... Read Full Post


Information For Parents

Is your son or daughter having problems with their landlord? At Student Legal Services we understand that college students are often inexperienced or first-time renters making putting them particularly at risk for being... Read Full Post


Sample Roomate Agreement

*Set the ground rules…* It is extremely important that you and your roommates are clear on your expectations. It is beneficial to all tenants to spell out your individual responsibilities in a roommate contract.... Read Full Post

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Things to Know Before You Sign a Lease

So you're moving out of the dorms? When making the decision to rent off-campis, one the most important factors to consider is your lease agreement. A lease agreement is a binding contract governing... Read Full Post

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Move-In Checklist

When you are moving into your new apartment, there are several important things you should do to protect your rights later on. Fill out a Move-In Checklist You should walk through the entire unit... Read Full Post

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Living In

Repairs You should notify the landlord of all necessary repairs in writing, making sure to date the notice and to keep a copy for your records. Before you can terminate a lease because of... Read Full Post

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Moving Out

Moving out of your rental property can be a very hectic time, but there are a number of steps you need to take during the move-out process Make sure you have provided... Read Full Post

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Tips For Finding An Apartment

General Tips For Finding An Apartment Start Looking Early: Apartments in Iowa City go fast. The following are good resources for finding available properties: Local Newspapers University of Iowa Off campus housing listing site... Read Full Post


Discrimination

Complaints regarding discrimination can be sent to the Human Rights Division of Iowa City. Discrimination in housing[http://search.legis.state.ia.us/nxt/gateway.dll/ic/1/13/7591/7592/7593?f=templates$fn=document-frameset.htm$q=[field%20VI]$x=Advanced] on the following basis is illegal: Race Religion Color Gender or gender identity Sexual orientation Disability National origin... Read Full Post

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