My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Iowa
My dau. is 1 of 4 girls renting an apt. in an offcampus student apt. complex. She is a grad. student and the only 1 of age. in the apt. One of the other girls (age 19) has put cans of beer in the refrigerator. It is illegal for a minor to be in possession of alcohol in Iowa. My dau. asked her to remove it. The girl refused to do so. My dau. then checked with management. They refused to do anything about it. Relationships have become very strained in the apt. Today, the 4 roommates met with the manager and asst. manager in a mediation. The management did not support my dau. in having the other one get rid of the beer. They asked, "What if she is holding it for some friends over 21?" According to Iowa law, that would also be illegal. Would my dau. be able to break the lease and move out since the management is supporting the breaking of the law?