2019 Iowa Code
Title XV - JUDICIAL BRANCH AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURES
Chapter 633B - POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Section 633B.204 - Real property.
633B.204 Real property.
Unless the power of attorney otherwise provides and subject to section 633B.201, language in a power of attorney granting general authority with respect to real property authorizes the agent to do all of the following:
1. Demand, buy, lease, receive, accept as a gift or as security for an extension of credit, or otherwise acquire or reject an interest in real property or a right incident to real property.
2. Sell; exchange; convey with or without covenants, representations, or warranties; quitclaim; release; surrender; retain title for security; encumber; partition; consent to partitioning; be subject to an easement or covenant; subdivide; apply for zoning or other governmental permits; plat or consent to platting; develop; grant an option concerning; lease; sublease; contribute to an entity in exchange for an interest in that entity; or otherwise grant or dispose of an interest in real property or a right incident to real property, including the transfer or release of any and all of the principal’s homestead rights under section 561.13 and chapter 597.
3. Pledge or mortgage an interest in real property or a right incident to real property as security to borrow money or pay, renew, or extend the time of payment of a debt of the principal or a debt guaranteed by the principal, including the transfer or release of any and all of the principal’s homestead rights under section 561.13 and chapter 597.
4. Release, assign, satisfy, or enforce by litigation or otherwise, a mortgage, deed of trust, conditional sale contract, encumbrance, lien, or other claim to real property which exists or is asserted.
5. Manage or conserve an interest in real property or a right incident to real property owned or claimed to be owned by the principal, including but not limited to by doing all of the following:
a. Insuring against liability or casualty or other loss.
b. Obtaining or regaining possession of or protecting the interest or right by litigation or otherwise.
c. Paying, assessing, compromising, or contesting taxes or assessments or applying for and receiving refunds in connection with them.
d. Purchasing supplies, hiring assistance or labor, and making repairs or alterations to the real property.
6. Use, develop, alter, replace, remove, erect, or install structures or other improvements upon real property in or incident to which the principal has, or claims to have, an interest or right.
7. Participate in a reorganization with respect to real property or an entity that owns an interest in or a right incident to real property and receive, hold, and act with respect to stocks and bonds or other property received in a plan of reorganization, including by doing any of the following:
a. By selling or otherwise disposing of the stocks, bonds, or other property.
b. By exercising or selling an option, right of conversion, or similar right.
c. By exercising any voting rights in person or by proxy.
8. Change the form of title of an interest in or right incident to real property.
9. Dedicate to public use, with or without consideration, easements or other real property in which the principal has, or claims to have, an interest.
10. Relinquish any and all of the principal’s rights of dower, homestead, and elective share.
2014 Acts, ch 1078, §29; 2015 Acts, ch 29, §109; 2016 Acts, ch 1088, §5, 8, 9; 2018 Acts, ch 1030, §1, 2
Referred to in §633B.201, 633B.202, 633B.203
2016 amendment takes effect April 13, 2016, and applies retroactively to July 1, 2014; 2016 Acts, ch 1088, §8, 9
NEW subsection 10