We're Not in Kansas Anymore Says the Evicted Tenant!

Every landlord has experienced those tenants that they just realize aren't going to work out. While they may be a small percentage of tenants, there are enough of them to give the job of being a landlord the rap of being a job that is nothing but a headache.

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

  General   Legal   Kansas   Eviction Guide   

Every landlord has experienced those tenants that they just realize aren't going to work out. While they may be a small percentage of tenants, there are enough of them to give the job of being a landlord the rap of being a job that is nothing but a headache. However, the good news is that in Kansas there are laws that protect landlords from being taken advantage of by tenants who won't pay or are breaking the rules in the lease.

At VerticalRent, we have done the research for you. As a Kansas Landlord, here are some of the reasons you can start the eviction process:

Due Dates for Rent in Kansas

Unless otherwise stated, renters' payments are due at the end of the month. This is also true on weekends and even holidays. The landlord can set other specific dates on which rent is due. These are terms the landlord and the tenant may agree on based on a basis that works for them. There are no "grace periods" required by law in Kansas. The landlord may begin a movement to evict the tenant the next day after rent was due if it remains unpaid.

Required 3-Day Notice to Pay Rent

If rent remains late, the landlord must notify the tenant that they have a 3-day period during which they must pay their rent. While the landlord may begin preparing the eviction paperwork the day after rent is past due, the tenant must be given these 3 days to pay rent before the lease agreement is officially terminated and the eviction process officially begins.

The landlord is required to provide a written notice to the tenant. The notice must be given to someone in the residence that is at least 12 years of age or older. If no one is at the residence a notice may be taped in a place that is easy to find. The time period begins soon as the tenant is notified or the notice is posted on the property. Finally, the landlord may mail a notice to the client. This automatically gives the client 2 additional days to pay the rent before the official eviction process may begin.

Providing a 3-Day Notice

When providing a 3-day notice the landlord must include the following information in the notice: date the notice was served, name/address of the client(s), total amount of rent due/owed, a statement that it must be paid within 3 days, and a certificate of service saying how the client was notified of this payment being due.

Going to Court

If the 3-day notice fails to yield payment, then, unfortunately, the only option will be for the landlord to take the client to court to begin the eviction process. A petition to evict the client will be filed with the court. The client will receive a copy of the filed paperwork delivered to their residence. The landlord will have to attempt to remove the tenant themselves first. If the landlord has to take the client to court and the court grants an eviction only the sheriff. The judge will set a date to hear the trail. If the client wants to dispute the eviction they must appear at that court date to do so.

Keep reading us at VerticalRent as we explore all U.S. eviction laws.

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