Kansas Rent Increases & Fees

Last Updated: April 28, 2022 by Elizabeth Souza

QUICK FACTS
  • Rent Control / Increase Limitations. Kansas state landlords can raise rent only after the lease has ended.
  • Notice Required to Raise Rent. Kansas landlords must provide 30 days’ notice from next rent due date.
  • Late Rent Fees. Kansas does not regulate late fees. Any late fee information should be in the lease agreement.

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

A Kansas landlord may not increase rent during a fixed-term lease. A landlord can increase rent at renewal time, or a landlord may increase the rent on an “at-will” tenant by providing the appropriate advanced notice.

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When is it Illegal to Raise Rent?

It is illegal for a landlord to increase rent on a tenant in retaliation for exercising his/her tenant rights (KSA 58-2572(c)).

Rent can be increased and is not considered as retaliation as long as it does not conflict with a lease agreement and is made in “good faith” to compensate the landlord for expenses that they have incurred due to: (KSA 58-25,125)

  • A result of acts of God.
  • Public utility service rate increase.
  • Property tax increase.
  • Other increases in costs of operations.

According to the Federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for a Kansas landlord to raise rent based on the age, race, religion, nation or origin, familial status, or disability status of a tenant.

Is there a Rent Increase Limit?

Kansas does not regulate the amount that a landlord can increase rent.

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

A Kansas landlord is must provide a minimum 30-Day Notice and 60-Day Notice for mobile home parks in writing to increase rent. (KSA 58-25,109(f))

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How Often Can Rent Be Increased?

Kansas does not legislate how often a landlord can increase rent.

Laws Regarding Late Fees

Kansas does not regulate late fees. Late fee information must be in the lease agreement. If a landlord wants to charge late fees after the end of a lease and they are not written in the lease, he/she must provide a 30-day Notice.

Laws Regarding Bounced Check Fees

A Kansas landlord may charge up to $30 for payment returned for insufficient funds. Kansas Bounced Check Fees

Cities in the State with Rent Control

Kansas legislation preempts rent control.