Eviction Notice Laws for the State of Kansas

By Janet Veverka
A landlord in the state of Kansas must follow specific procedures to evict a tenant.

apartment for rent image by dead_account from Fotolia.com

Every U.S. state has laws requiring a landlord to inform a tenant of an eviction prior to filing a court action, however each state has different specifics regarding these proceedings. Within the state of Kansas, a minimum of three days must be given to the tenant before court action can take place.

Three-Day Notice

In Kansas, for leases of three months or less, the first step of the eviction process is to submit a Three-Day Eviction Notice to the tenant. In general, a minimum of three days of notice is required before an eviction lawsuit can be filed under KSA (Kansas Statues Annotated) 61-3803 and 58-2540.

10-Day Notice

For leases of more than three months, a 10-Day Eviction Notice can be submitted to prompt the renter to either vacate or pay the delinquent amount.

14-Day Notice

If a tenant violates a lease provision, a 14-Day Eviction Notice can be submitted to prompt the renter to either solve the problem (often referred to as "curing") or vacate the premises.

Lawsuit

After written notice is given to the tenant and the tenant has not responded by either complying or moving out, a landlord in the state of Kansas can then file a lawsuit for eviction (also called "Forcible Detainer") with the Clerk of the District Court. Proof of the tenant's delinquency is required to win the case. The tenant is then served a summons to appear in court. (KSA 61-3804 and 61-3805)

Court Decision

Under Kansas law KSA 61- 3902, the tenant has five days to appeal the court's decision.

Writ of Restitution

If the tenant files no appeal of the court's decision, the court will issue a "Writ of Restitution" which gives the Sheriff's Office permission to forcibly vacate the tenant. The Sheriff has 10 days to evict the tenant.

About the Author

Based in Vancouver, Janet Veverka is a freelance writer and artist for Pink Olive Designs. She also blogs under the tag IMAGINATIONmama for MommysKnowBest.com. Veverka received her Bachelor of Arts degree in arts management from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999 before working in Europe for 5 years and then returning to North America.

Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article