Last Updated: January 30, 2023.

About this Form Set

This form set is a legally-compliant 3-Day Notice to Cure or Quit due to the tenant's non-payment of rent for use in Connecticut, complete with instructions, an affidavit of service, and an acknowledgment of delivery form by the tenant upon personal delivery. The documents have been professionally crafted to meet the requirements outlined under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act codified in Iowa Code § 562A.1 et seq. This notice letter serves as the first step in the eviction process, giving the tenant the option to either pay all past-due rent within the time frame specified in the notice or to vacate the premises. The form letter is a standard, unlocked Microsoft Word document, reusable, customizable to fit your specific situation, and can be downloaded immediately after purchase.
Steps for Serving a Notice to Cure or Quit due to Non-Payment of Rent in Iowa

  • Step 1: Read the lease.
    Before providing the tenant with a notice to pay rent or vacate, the landlord must check the tenant's lease agreement to see if it requires a longer period of time or a different process for the tenant to pay past-due rent than the minimum of three (3) days required by Utah law. If the lease requires a longer wait period or different terms before the landlord can start the eviction process, the notice to the tenant must reflect that number of days or follow that different procedure.
  • Step 2: Prepare the notice to cure or quit letter.
    The notice must comply with Iowa Code section 562A.27 and include the date of the letter, the name and address of the tenant, a description of the lease violation (nonpayment of rent), the amount of overdue rent owed, and the 3-day time frame for the tenant to pay in full the overdue rent or vacate the property.
  • Step 3: Choose a method of service.
    Iowa Code section 562A.8 outlines the methods for serving notice on a tenant due to nonpayment of rent:
    • hand delivery,
    • delivery with an acknowledgment of receipt,
    • personal service,
    • mailing by regular and certified mail,
    • posting on the entrance door of the dwelling unit, or
    • any other method that results in actual receipt by the tenant.
  • Step 4: Serve the notice.
    Using one of the permitted service methods, the landlord must serve the notice on the tenant.
  • Step 5: Document the service of the notice.
    The landlord should document the service of the notice, regardless of the method used. This documentation can include an acknowledgment of receipt signed by the tenant, a notarized affidavit of service signed by the person who served the notice on the tenant, a certificate of mailing or a delivery receipt from the US post office, or a photograph of the notice securely affixed to the entrance door of the rental unit.
  • Step 6: Wait for the required three (3) day notice period to expire.
    After serving the notice, the landlord must wait for the three days to pass before proceeding with filing an eviction action at the courthouse.

  • Step 7: Maintain adequate records.
    The landlord should keep proper records to prove the delivery of the notice and all communications with the tenant. At the court proceeding for eviction, if necessary, a judge may ask the landlord to show these records.