Kansas Rental Laws

Kansas Rental Laws

Your Guide to Kansas Rental Laws with helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Kansas

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Kansas was 2,904,021 on July 1, 2014, a 1.78% increase since the 2010 United States Census and an increase of 40,839, or 1.4%, since the year 2010

The State of Kansas has 105 counties.

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits

  • Amount: 2 Months
  • Return Deadline:  30 Days

Fees and Notice

  • Applications Fees: No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  14 days to cure and an additional 16 to vacate.
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent: No but tenant may terminate lease on 30 Day notice for landlord violations of lease.  Landlord has 14 days to remedy.

Landlord Disclosures

Real Estate Links

Federal Goverment

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports

Tenant Screening

  • Counties covered:  Allen,   Anderson,   Atchison,   Barber,   Barton,   Bourbon,   Brown,   Butler,   Chase,   Chautauqua,   Cherokee,   Cheyenne,   Clark,   Clay,   Cloud,   Coffey,   Comanche,   Cowley,   Crawford,   Decatur,   Dickinson,   Doniphan,   Douglas,   Edwards,   Elk,   Ellis,   Ellsworth,   Finney,   Ford,   Franklin,   Geary,   Gove,   Graham,   Grant,   Gray,   Greeley,   Greenwood,   Hamilton,   Harper,   Harvey,   Haskell,   Hodgeman,   Jackson,   Jefferson,   Jewell,   Johnson,   Kearny,   Kingman,   Kiowa,   Labette,   Lane,   Leavenworth,   Lincoln,   Linn,   Logan,   Lyon,   Marion,   Marshall,   McPherson,   Meade,   Miami,   Mitchell,   Montgomery,   Morris,   Morton,   Nemaha,   Neosho,   Ness,   Norton,   Osage,   Osborne,   Ottawa,   Pawnee,   Phillips,   Pottawatomie,   Pratt,   Rawlins,   Reno,   Republic,   Rice,   Riley,   Rooks,   Rush,   Russell,   Saline,   Scott,   Sedgwick,   Seward,   Shawnee,   Sheridan,   Sherman,   Smith,   Stafford,   Stanton,   Stevens,   Sumner,   Thomas,   Trego,   Wabaunsee,   Wallace,   Washington,   Wichita,   Wilson,   Woodson,   Wyandotte
  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Options for Tenant Screening Packages and Prices

Last Updated: April 8, 2020