Kansas Tenant Rights Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed December 19, 2017
If you live in Kansas, you know that there's no place like home. However, problems with your landlord can easily throw your life into turmoil. As a Kansas renter, it's a good idea to be familiar with the laws put in place to protect you. Read on to learn more about Kansas tenants' rights laws.
Kansas Tenants Rights Laws at a Glance
Kansas state law includes a variety of provisions that control the landlord/tenant relationship. These include important information about:
- Landlord's collection of rent
- Limitations on the amount of the security deposit a landlord can require
- The timeline for the return of the security deposit
- Terminating a tenancy
- Landlord's duty to maintain the unit in habitable condition
Kansas tenants are also covered by multiple levels of legal protection against discrimination. The Kansas anti-discrimination laws are consistent with the federal Fair Housing Act and prohibit landlord discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, familial status, and disability. Local governments, including Topeka and Wichita, also have fair housing ordinances, but not all of them protect families with children and people with disabilities.
The below chart provides details of Kansas's tenants' rights laws at a glance.
Ending or Renewing a Tenancy
Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Kansas Tenant's Rights: Related Resources
- Kansas Leases and Rental Agreements Laws
- Local Tenant Rights, Laws, and Protections: Kansas
- Kansas Tenant Handbook and Guide
- Tenants' Rights Basics
- Landlord Tenant Disputes FAQs
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