If I am a subletter with a signed contract with the landlord, can I be evicted without a written notice of eviction?

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If I am a subletter with a signed contract with the landlord, can I be evicted without a written notice of eviction?

I took over the lease from the original tenantand signed a contract with the landlord. However, the landlord informed me that I am a “subletter” and therefore any nonpayment of rent falls back onto the original tenant. Today, the landlord verbally threatened to come to the house and “throw me and my belongings onto the street” if rent is not paid by this coming Tuesday. Is this legal? What course of action do I have?

Asked on February 18, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Iowa

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