A Kansas eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 3 days to pay the rent or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in Kansas.
Types of Kansas Eviction Notices
Each possible ground for eviction has its own notice type. Some notices allow the tenant to fix (“cure”) the issue and continue the tenancy, while others simply state an amount of time to vacate by.
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3-Day Notice to Pay (Nonpayment of Rent)
A landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent on time. According to Kansas law, rent is considered late the day after it’s due; grace periods (if any) are addressed in the rental agreement.
Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide tenants with a 3-Day Notice to Pay if the landlord wants to file an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant the option to pay the past due amount in full within 3 days to avoid eviction.
If the tenant does not pay the rent due by the end of the notice period and remains on the property, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.
However, if the eviction notice is mailed to the tenant instead of hand-delivered, the tenant will get an additional 2 days to pay the past-due rent amount to avoid eviction.
The Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent should include the total amount of past-due rent owed and that the rental agreement will terminate if rent is not paid by the deadline in the notice period.
Get the downloadable 3-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).
30-Day Notice to Cure or Vacate (Non-Compliance)
A tenant can be evicted in Kansas if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease/rental agreement.
Kansas landlords must provide tenants with a 30-Day Notice to Comply, giving the tenant 14 days to correct the issue to avoid eviction.
If the issue isn’t corrected within 14 days, the tenant will be required to move out at the end of the 30-day notice period.
Typical lease violations under this category could include things like damaging the rental property, having too many people reside in the rental unit, having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy, and material health and safety violations.
Examples of material health and safety violations could include letting trash pile up inside the rental unit, providing a harbor for rodents or bugs, or even things like damaging the electrical wiring in the rental unit.
Illegal activity may also be included in this category.
If the tenant fails to correct the issue within the deadline and remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.
The notice must include:
- The specific lease and/or health and safety violation(s);
- What the tenant can do to remedy the violation;
- How long the tenant has to remedy the violation; and
- The date the lease will terminate if the tenant fails to correct the violation(s).
Get the downloadable 30-Day Eviction Notice for Noncompliance form template below (.pdf direct link).
7/30-Day Lease Termination Notice (No Lease/End of Lease)
In the state of Kansas, if tenants “hold over,” or stay in the rental unit after the rental term has expired, then the landlord must give tenants notice before evicting them. This can include tenants without a written lease and week-to-week and month-to-month tenants.
Often this type of eviction applies to tenants who are at the end of their lease and the landlord doesn’t want to renew.
The amount of time required in the notice depends on the type of tenancy.
- Week-to-Week – If rent is paid on a week-to-week basis, a landlord must provide the tenant with a 7-Day Notice to Quit.
- Month-to-Month – If rent is paid on a month-to-month basis, a landlord must provide the tenant with a 30-Day Notice to Quit.
If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.
The notice must include the date the tenancy will terminate.
Get the downloadable 7/30-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).
What to Include in Kansas Eviction Notices
The information required on a Kansas eviction notice varies based on the reason for the eviction; however, it’s still a good idea to include:
- The date the tenancy will terminate;
- The reason for the eviction; and
- The tenant’s name and contact information,
Delivering Eviction Notices in Kansas
In the state of Kansas, landlords can deliver an eviction notice by any of the following methods:
- Giving it to the tenant in person;
- Leaving the notice with someone over the age of 12 residing at the rental unit;
- Mailing the notice to the tenant; or
- Posting a copy in a conspicuous place at the rental unit.
Note that mailing or posting the notice can only be done if there is no one available to receive a copy of the notice in person.
Eviction Process in Kansas
- An eviction notice is posted by the landlord to vacate or “cure” the issue.
- If the tenant does not vacate when required to do so, a complaint is filed by the landlord with the county court.
- Hearing is held and judgment issued.
- If an eviction is granted, Writ of Restitution is posted at the property, giving final notice to the tenant to remove their belongings.
- Finally, the sheriff returns possession of the property to the landlord.
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