Kansas Lease Agreements (7) | Residential & Commercial

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Updated January 12, 2023

A Kansas lease agreement is a legal document that binds a landlord and tenant over the use of a property for residential or commercial use. The agreement will usually have a beginning and end date with the terms for how much the tenant is to pay on a monthly basis to the landlord. After the document has been signed by all parties, they both will be legally bound to perform and cannot terminate the agreement without consent from one another.

Rental Application – To be used after a tenant becomes interested in renting space so the owner/agent may view their credentials such as credit, background, previous employers, and previous landlords.

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Agreement Types (7)

Standard Residential Lease Agreement – Common 12-month arrangement.

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Association of Realtors Agreement – Provided by the Kansas Association of Realtors for standard residential tenancies.

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Commercial Lease Agreement – Primarily for business-oriented uses such as office, retail, and industrial spaces.

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Month-to-Month Lease Agreement (§ 58-2570) – Tenancy at will that allows the landlord or tenant to terminate the contract with at least 30 days’ notice from the next payment period.

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Rent-to-Own Lease Agreement – For the purpose of having a residential landlord-tenant arrangement with the option of having the right to buy the property within certain guidelines.

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Room Rental (Roommate) Agreement – A contract between the members of a household to organize cleaning, payment of bills, and any other rules or items to be established amongst the roommates.

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Sublease Agreement – To perform the act of subletting by which a tenant allows another person, the subtenant, to take over their space.

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Required Disclosures (3)

Authorized Persons (§ 58-2551) – Any authorized individuals and an address for notices to the landlord must be listed in the agreement and, if changed, must be updated.

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Federal law requires any structure built prior to 1978 to be acknowledged by any new tenant through the disclosure form by their initials and signing on the bottom of the document.

Inventory and Condition of the Premises (§ 58-2548) – Within the first five (5) days of the tenancy, the landlord and tenant must conduct a walkthrough of the premises and itemize every pre-existing repair and blemish on the property.

Security Deposits

Maximum Amount (§ 58-2550(a)) – One (1) month’s rent if the property is unfurnished and one and a half (1.5) months’ if it is furnished.

Pet Deposit (§ 58-2550(a)) – A landlord may request an additional one and a half (1.5) months’ rent if the tenant has a pet. Although, it is prohibited to charge a pet deposit if the tenant has a pet in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) (view requirements).

Returning (§ 58-2550(b)) – The landlord must return the deposit within thirty (30) days from the date of lease termination. If there are any itemized deductions on behalf of the landlord, they should be submitted to the tenant within fourteen (14) days.

When is Rent Due? (Grace Period)

Rent is due and payable at the time and place agreed upon by the parties. There is no grace period or legal option for the tenant to extend their rent payment date.

If the tenant does not pay rent, the landlord can send a 3 or 10-day notice to quit (depending on the length of the tenancy).

Late Fees

Maximum Penalty – No maximum. There are no statutory limits on how much the landlord can charge for late fees when rent is late.

NSF Fee (§ 16a-2-501(e)(iii))- $30 is the maximum fee for a bounced check.

Right to Enter (Grace Period)

The landlord shall have the right to enter the property with reasonable notice to the tenant, and it must be during reasonable hours (§ 58-2557).

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