From Joe Kelly: For those of you interested in whether it’s a crime for renters to demolish your property, the answer is YES, it could be. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on this issue back in 1990. Attached is a copy of the case, State v Mann, 463 N.W.2d 883.
Please use the following link to see the Ruling.
This is great material to take to your local police or sheriff, as the case may be, as well as to your county attorney. However, please remember that county attorneys only file cases where the evidence warrants such a filing. But this case should settle all arguments that renters, because of a lease, can’t be charged.