Kansas Rental Agreement

Last Updated: July 27, 2022

The Kansas rental agreements are contracts between a landlord and a tenant. These documents define the terms under which the property is used, including the price of rent and more. All agreements are governed by the Kansas landlord-tenant laws and cannot supersede state laws.

Kansas Rental Agreement Types

15 pages
Residential Lease Agreement

The Kansas residential lease agreement ("rental agreement") is a written contract for the exchange of the temporary use of a residential property for regular, periodic payments ("rent").

14 pages
Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

A Kansas month-to-month lease agreement is a contract (written or oral) that allows a tenant to rent property from a landlord, in exchange for a fee (“rent”), for a period of thirty days at a time.

3 pages
Rental Application Form

The Kansas rental application form is a document that prospective tenants complete to provide personal information relating to them as a tenant.

7 pages
Residential Sublease Agreement

The Kansas sublease agreement is a legal contract between the tenant of a rental (“sublessor”) and a new tenant (“subtenant”).

9 pages
Roommate Agreement

The Kansas roommate agreement (“room rental agreement”) is a binding legal contract between all tenants in a shared living situation (“co-tenants”).

8 pages
Commercial Lease Agreement

The Kansas commercial lease agreement is a binding legal contract that establishes the relationship between a landlord and a tenant (business owner).

Common Rental Agreements in Kansas

Kansas Required Lease Disclosures

  • Landlord’s Name & Address (required for all) – Every Kansas lease must disclose the contact information for the owner and/or agent(s) authorized to act on the rental unit’s behalf for the purpose of serving legal notices.
  • Move-in Checklist (required for all) – A Kansas landlord must provide a move-in checklist to the possessing tenant within 5 days of move-in where both parties agree to existing damages the tenant can waive liability for, with each party receiving a copy of the checklist to be used at move-out for security deposit deductions.
  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure (required for some) – If built before 1978, a Kansas rental agreement must include a lead-based paint disclosure, EPA-approved informational pamphlet, and notice of existing hazards so that tenants may weigh the risks of tenancy.

To learn more about required disclosures in Kansas, click here.

Kansas Landlord Tenant Laws

  • Warranty of Habitability – A Kansas landlord is responsible for providing their tenants with adequate plumbing, electrical outlets, HVAC, and more. They are also responsible for making repairs within 14 days after notice is given. If a landlord does not make the repairs, Kansas tenants may not withhold rent or repair and deduct.
  • Evictions – Kansas landlords may evict tenants for a number of reasons including, but not limited to failure to pay rent, a violation of a leasing term, or no lease/end of lease term. Landlords must provide tenants with prior notice to pay, comply or quit, depending on the type of eviction. In all, an eviction in Kansas could take less than a week or more than a month to complete.
  • Security Deposits – Kansas limits security deposit values to 1 month (unfurnished) or 1 ½ months’ value (furnished). These must be returned to their tenant within 14 days (from determination of deductions) or 30 days (lease termination).
  • Lease Termination – A Kansas tenant may terminate their month-to-month lease by providing 30 days of notice. A fixed-term tenant may also do the same by providing proof of unit uninhabitability, landlord harassment, or active military duty.
  • Rent Increases & Fees – Kansas landlords can charge as much as they desire for rent. They can also raise rent whenever they want, without justification and no prior notice is required, but recommended. As for fees, Kansas does not limit their value, except in the case of bounced check fees, these are limited to $30 per check.
  • Landlord Entry – Kansas landlords need to give tenants a “reasonable” amount of notice to enter their unit. Landlord entry should be at reasonable hours, except for emergency situations.
  • Settling Legal Disputes – To settle a claim of $4,000 or less (except evictions), Kansas landlords and tenants can utilize the state’s small claims court. These claims must fall within the 5- and 3-year statute of limitations for written and oral contracts, respectively.

To learn more about landlord tenant laws in Kansas, click here.