2015 Iowa Code
TITLE XV - JUDICIAL BRANCH AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURES
SUBTITLE 5 - SPECIAL ACTIONS
CHAPTER 656 - FORFEITURE OF REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS
Section 656.7 - Attorney fees.


1.  The vendee is liable to the vendor for reasonable attorney fees actually incurred by the vendor necessary for the forfeiture of a contract governed by this chapter. The demand for attorney fees must be stated in the notice served. The maximum liability under this section is fifty dollars. “Attorney fees”, as used in this chapter, is limited to reasonable fees for services requiring a lawyer. “Attorney fees” does not include clerical services even if the services are performed in a lawyer’s office.

2.  A vendor seeking payment of attorney fees, when the vendee fails or refuses to pay them, may file a small claims action for enforcement.

1984 Acts, ch 1203, §1

Referred to in 656.2, 656.4

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