Category: Iowa

  • Pipelines and Eminent Domain: Iowa Homeowners Push Back

    When the government decides its stake in a piece of property overrides the landowner’s, it has a process to take over private property. This is called eminent domain. It’s essentially the government forcing a private landowner to sell their residence or business property. Another word for it is condemnation (which sounds even worse!). Condemnation or eminent…

  • Iowa Trustee’s Affidavits – Who Needs ‘Em?

    Turns out, everyone! Everyone who records a trustee’s deed, anyway. For any transfer of real property from a trust, Iowa requires a recorded trustee’s affidavit under Iowa Code § 614.14, to be recorded and delivered to the purchaser alongside the trustee’s deed that conveys the property.