Arbitrary Rental Inspections Violate Search and Seizure Protections, Says Iowa Court

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Being a renter instead of a homeowner shouldn’t deprive you of constitutional protections for your rights, but a lot of local governments act as if that’s the case. In the guise of protecting public health, many communities require tenants and landlords to submit to regular inspections of rental properties without probable cause. They do so despite objections raised by owners and residents. But now an Iowa court has joined others in ruling that such invasions of privacy and private property are unconstitutional.” (09/06/23)