Kansas Sublease Agreement

Last Updated: December 20, 2023 by Jessica Menefee

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The Kansas sublease agreement is a legal contract that allows a tenant to rent out all or a portion of the property to a subtenant in exchange for regular payments.

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Standard Kansas Sublease Agreements

Here’s what is generally included in a Kansas sublease agreement:

  • The Names of the Parties – The original tenant under the lease is named in the sublease and is called the “Sublessor.” The third-party that is subleasing the rental unit is named in the sublease and is called the “Sublessee.”
  • Term – List the exact date of the sublease beginning and ending date.
  • Rental Unit Location – The address for the rental unit as described in the original lease.
  • Rent – List how much the rent is, when, and how to pay it.
  • Master Lease Inclusion – A copy of the Master Lease is attached to the sublease. If any exceptions in the Master Lease are not included they should be clearly stated in this section.
  • Lead-Based Paint Notice – Under Federal law, if the rental unit’s premises were built before 1978, the Sublessee must be given a written warning notice, called a Lead-Based Paint Disclosure.
  • Authorized Occupants – A list that identifies the new tenant(s) and those who are authorized to live in the rental unit including any policy about short-term guests.
  • Security Deposit Kansas law limits the maximum security deposit to one month’s rent. However, if the unit is furnished, a landlord can charge up to one and one-half month’s rent. This security deposit is held by the Sublessor (not the landlord).
  • Mobile Home Security Deposit – The maximum security deposit for a mobile home (furnished or unfurnished) is two months’ rent.
  • Return of Security Deposit – Kansas landlords have 14 days after determining deductions or 30 days after the lease term ends and the tenant vacates the unit to return any remaining portion of a security deposit with interest, whichever is earlier.
  • Inventory of Included Items – The list of items in the rental unit that are part of the sublease (furniture or appliances).
  • Disputes – A description of how disputes between the Sublessor and Sublessee are to be settled, which may include mediation and binding arbitration to avoid more expensive legal proceedings.
  • General Conditions – A statement that the written sublease agreement contains all of the agreements between the parties and can only be modified by written consent of the parties to the agreement.
  • Utilities – The utilities to be paid by the Sublessor and those that are to be paid by the Sublessee.
  • Smoking Policy – If smoking is restricted in the rental unit and any designated smoking areas are identified in the sublease.
  • Landlord’s Consent – This section describes how the landlord is asked to consent (if consent is not already included in the Master Lease). Tenants may create a signed sublease that is conditional on being accepted by the landlord before the sublease becomes effective.
  • Liability – The sublessee will be liable for any damages to the Sublessor. The Sublessor is responsible for paying for any damages as stated in the original lease agreement.
  • Signature: The signature and date for the Sublessor, the Sublessee, any Co-Sublessors, and Co-Sublessees (if they exist).

Tax Implications of a Sublease in Kansas

A sublessor may be subject to the 6.5% Kansas State sales tax and local transient room tax if they sublet for 29 days or less. For example, in Overland Park taxes include:

  • Kansas State Tax – 6.5%
  • Johnson County Tax – 1.48%
  • Overland Park City Tax – 1.13%

Total – 9.1%