Are you a landlord, multi-family housing property owner, or property manager? Here are some recent updates regarding the eviction changes for Nebraska and Iowa during COVID-19:


Governor Ricketts issued an Executive Order on March 25, 2020 suspending evictions for nonpayment of rent. With regard to the evictions, it does the following:

  1. It only affects evictions for nonpayment of rent on or after March 13, 2020;
  2. The moratorium lasts until May 31, 2020;
  3. A tenant must demonstrate to the landlord, with documentation or other evidence that the tenant (a) suffered a substantial loss of income resulting from COVID-19 or the related state of emergency (job loss, reduction in hours of work, closure of a place of employment); or (b) missed work to care of a relative or a child due to notice from a school or a childcare facility that the child may not attend due to closure or attendance limitations related to COVID-19; and
  4. It does not prevent a landlord from evicting a tenant for a 14/30 Notice or a 5-Day Notice for criminal conduct.

Here is a link to the Governor's Executive Order issuing a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent:


The Governor of Iowa has declared a state of disaster emergency on March 19, 2020 and suspended evictions for nonpayment of rent until midnight of April 16, 2020.  Evictions for noncompliance with terms of the lease (7-Day Notice), clear and present danger and holdover tenants/squatters can be filed. 

Here is the link to the Governor’s declaration. 

Stay tuned as the coronavirus progresses, this information may be subject to change.  Please call us for any questions regarding evictions and our real estate team will be happy to help answer any questions.  


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