Smithland Real Estate Lawyer, Iowa


Chad C. Thompson

Commercial Real Estate, International Tax, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

William H. Larson

Construction, Workers' Compensation, Family Law, Professional Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Daniel D. Dykstra

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Corporate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

Charles L. Corbett

Landlord-Tenant, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Adoption, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years
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Ryan Clay Ross

Construction, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Zachary Scott Hindman

Landlord-Tenant, Traffic, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           

Mark Cameron Cord

Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jeffrey A. Johnson

Commercial Real Estate, International Tax, Corporate, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           

Colby Merlound Lessmann

Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

Sandra K. Inkster Ehrich

Corporate, Estate Planning, Juvenile Law, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

LANDLORD

The owner of any real estate, such as a house, apartment building or land, that is leased or rented to another person, called the tenant.

HOLD HARMLESS

In a contract, a promise by one party not to hold the other party responsible if the other party carries out the contract in a way that causes damage to the fir... (more...)
In a contract, a promise by one party not to hold the other party responsible if the other party carries out the contract in a way that causes damage to the first party. For example, many leases include a hold harmless clause in which the tenant agrees not to sue the landlord if the tenant is injured due to the landlord's failure to maintain the premises. In most states, these clauses are illegal in residential tenancies, but may be upheld in commercial settings.

LEASE OPTION

A contract in which an owner leases her house (usually for one to five years) to a tenant for a specific monthly rent, and which gives the tenant the right to b... (more...)
A contract in which an owner leases her house (usually for one to five years) to a tenant for a specific monthly rent, and which gives the tenant the right to buy the house at the end of the lease period for a price established in advance. A lease option is often a good arrangement for a potential home buyer because it lets him move into a house he may buy without having to come up with a down payment or financing at that time.

FORFEITURE

The loss of property or a privilege due to breaking a law. For example, a landlord may forfeit his or her property to the federal or state government if the lan... (more...)
The loss of property or a privilege due to breaking a law. For example, a landlord may forfeit his or her property to the federal or state government if the landlord knows it is a drug-dealing site but fails to stop the illegal activity. Or, you may have to forfeit your driver's license if you commit too many moving violations or are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

APPRECIATION

An increase in value. Appreciated property is property that has gone up in value since it was acquired.

ESCHEAT

The forfeit of all property to the state when a person dies without heirs.

LIFE TENANT

One who has a life estate in real property.

CONSTRUCTIVE EVICTION

When a landlord provides housing that is so substandard that a landlord has legally evicted the tenant. For example, if the landlord refuses to provide heat or ... (more...)
When a landlord provides housing that is so substandard that a landlord has legally evicted the tenant. For example, if the landlord refuses to provide heat or water or refuses to clean up an environmental health hazard, the tenant has the right to move out and stop paying rent, without incurring legal liability for breaking the lease.

CLEANING FEE

A nonrefundable fee charged by a landlord when a tenant moves in. The fee covers the cost of cleaning the rented premises after you move out, even if you leave ... (more...)
A nonrefundable fee charged by a landlord when a tenant moves in. The fee covers the cost of cleaning the rented premises after you move out, even if you leave the place spotless. Cleaning fees are illegal in some states and specifically allowed in others, but most state laws are silent on the issue. Landlords in every state are allowed to use the security deposit to clean a unit that is truly dirty.