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Kansas Rental Lease Agreements | Laws

A Kansas lease agreement is a contract designed to convey the terms and conditions of a rental arrangement between a landlord and tenant. Each agreement listed below is made for a specific residential or commercial rental purpose. The laws vary depending on the type of rental situation, and both parties should be made aware of the specific rules for each tenancy variation. A lease agreement becomes legally binding upon both parties once their signatures are inscribed.

Rental Application – A form used to collect information from potential tenants so the landlord can perform background checks to find a suitable person for tenancy.

Contents

Agreements: By Type (7)


Commercial Lease Agreement – Used to rent commercial space to a business entity; for example, office spaces, restaurants, and shopping outlets.

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College Roommate Agreement – Used by two (2) or more individuals who wish to share a living space while attending college or university.

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Lease with Option to Purchase (Lease to Own) – For tenants who are interested in purchasing the piece of rented property after they have lived in the unit as a tenant for a certain period of time (other conditions will apply).

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Month to Month Lease Agreement – Used by tenants who wish to rent a piece of property on a month to month basis with the option of terminating at any time as long as proper notice is provided. Landlord also has the option of terminating this lease at any time.

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Roommate Agreement – For individuals who are living together and wish to create an official written agreement that specifies certain rights, duties, and obligations. This is a separate contract from the original lease between landlord and tenant.

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Standard (1-year) Lease Agreement – A fixed-term lease agreement that allows the landlord and tenant to agree upon a rental arrangement that will continue until the end of the one (1) year term.

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Sublease Agreement – Used by a tenant to rent the entirety or a part of their living space to a subtenant, with permission from the landlord.

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Landlord-Tenant Laws

Disclosures

Authorized Individuals (§ 58-2551) – Landlord must disclose in writing the names and addresses of all individuals authorized to manage the premises and to serve notices and demands upon the tenant.

Inventory (§ 58-2548) – A written record of the condition of the premises and any furnishings/appliances must be made and a copy given to the tenant upon delivery of possession or within five (5) days thereof.

Landlord’s Access

General Access (§ 25-2557(a)) – Landlord must provide reasonable notice before entering the premises (no exact time period is mentioned).

Emergency Access (§ 25-2557(b)) – Landlord may enter the premises with no notice as long as it is for emergency purposes.

Rent

Grace Period – Not clearly defined in state statutes.

Maximum Fees ($) – Not clearly defined in state statutes.

Rent Increase Notice – Not clearly defined in state statutes.

Security Deposits

Maximum Amount ($) (§ 58-2550(a)) – Maximum one (1) month’s rent for unfurnished units, one and a half (1.5) month’s rent for furnished units.

Returning to Tenant (§ 58-2550(b)) – Security deposit must be returned to tenant not later than thirty (30) days of the move-out date.

Interest Required? – Not mentioned in state statutes.

Separate Bank Account? – Not mentioned in state statutes.