The Kansas commercial and residential lease contracts are to convert a verbal agreement into a legally binding document. The most common version is the one (1) year standard version where a tenant is first screened through a rental application before putting up a Security Deposit (if any) and signing. All rental contracts are advised to be authorized with at least one (1) witness or third (3rd) party but it is not required.
Kansas Residential Laws – Chapter 58 > Part 6 > Article 25 – Landlords and Tenants
Form Description Types
Landlord/Tenant Checklist – All tenants are required to be issued the move-in checklist within five (5) days of the occupancy date.
Owner/Manager Identity – The landlord must write in the lease agreement the names of all individuals allowed on the premises for routine maintenance and upkeep.
Kansas Rental Laws
The maximum security deposit a landlord may charge for an unfurnished apartment/property is one (1) months’ rent and for a furnished apartment/property is one and a half (1.5) months’ rent.
*Additional deposit is allowed if the tenant has a pet with a maximum of one-half (1/2) month’s rent
Returning the Security Deposit
Landlord must give back the tenant’s Security Deposit within thirty (30) days of the lease termination or vacancy date. If the landlord is to retain any portion of the deposit an itemized list of the deductions must be given to the vacating tenant within fourteen (14) days.
Landlord shall provide reasonable notice to the tenant on any entrances into the leased property for routine maintenance and upkeep.
Rent is due on the date stated in the agreement with no grace period. If the rent is late, the landlord may decide to issue the three (3) day notice to quit that gives the tenant seventy (72) hours to either pay the full amount or vacate the premises. *If the tenant decides to vacate without paying rent, they legally still owe the money owed to the landlord.