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0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: What to do when mediation agreement is not being followed and the landlord had you served to take possession of property

The landlord has failed to credit for payments that were received but did not show on ledger and was to credit the balance but has not and having sheriff to remove off of property

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: Have a signed lease agreement starting august with apartment, KU took over apartment and is now changing agreement.

was a 12 month lease now its 10 months (so price went up). I could have paid every month, now I have to pay 6 months at a time or pay a 100.00 month fee. Changed move in date.

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Q: Can a landlord charge you court cost and attorney fees if you NEVER actually went to court? Just had a notice to pay

I have paid my rent and late fee since then and he claimed I was on the docket for july 3rd I’ve called and the clerk said there is nothing with my name or his or the complex saying I have to go to court please help

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Q: Can the owner of a mobile home park sell a home I own? I am current on rent.

I owe one months water, which was refused when payment was attempted

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

No, the owner of a mobile home park cannot sell a home that you own, even if you owe rent or water payments. As long as you have proper ownership documentation for the mobile home itself, the park owner has no legal right to sell your property.

However, if you are behind on rent or water...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: Are CPN's or RIN'S legal to use to lease property? I'm having trouble renting with a past eviction. I'm also disabled.

Am I required to provide my ss# to rent a property ? Privacy is also a concern.

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

I understand you're in a challenging situation, but I want to advise against using a CPN (Credit Privacy Number) or RIN (Rental Identification Number). Here's some important information:

- CPNs and RINs are not legally recognized alternatives to Social Security Numbers (SSNs)....
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: Am I considered a tenant or a guest?

I've stayed at an Extended Stay Hotel for over a year. My state ID has the address of the hotel as my permanent residence and I receive mail here. I recently lost my job and cannot make a payment. Will I be kicked I out immediately or am I given tenant rights?

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

The distinction between being a tenant and a guest in a hotel setting depends on various factors, including state laws and the specific circumstances of your stay. Typically, hotel guests do not enjoy the same rights as tenants in traditional rental agreements. However, staying at a hotel for an... View More

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Q: My landlord is trying to get over 3000 dollars out of me for damages and extra rent after he illegally evicted me.

He never did an inspection on the house before he became the landlord. I will say there is one thing in the hosue that I did damage but the landlord refused to let me fix it because he wants it professionally done. Throught the process he has been harrasing me for extra things.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In your situation, it's important to know your rights as a tenant. If your landlord evicted you illegally and is now charging for damages and additional rent, you should first gather all relevant communication and documentation related to your tenancy and the eviction. This includes any lease... View More

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Q: Can a landlord keep the security deposit for normal wear/tear and neglect on their and property management's part?

Landlord said they need to repaint (after telling us not to touch up paint) what was noted as normal wear & tear on the move out inspection...said there was a leak in a bathroom when there were no signs of a leak during the move out inspection (likely caused by frozen pipes)...said they need to... View More

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

In most regions, landlords cannot deduct from your security deposit for normal wear and tear. Repainting walls after a standard rental period typically falls under this category. However, they can charge for damages that go beyond normal wear and tear. The distinction between these two can be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: I got an inheritance and put the full amount given to me on a down payment for a house... I didn't have good enough cred

It to aquire the loan so my mother did it in her name. I've lived in it 8 years now and it's appreciated over $100,000 since the purchase now my mother is trying to evict me and leave me out on the street with nothing. What legal standing do I have in this matter please help me

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If the home is in your mother's name, she generally has the legal title to the property. However, you may have an equitable interest or a claim based on several factors. One possibility is that you could argue you and your mother had an oral... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: For almost a year, my apartment complex has not fixed the gate at our complex. Are they liable for my stolen car?

When I applied for a lease at my "gated" community apartment complex, they had a working gate where a fob or a number code was needed to get in. When I moved in, the gate was removed for repairs and has not been replaced in about a year. Recently, my car was stolen. The apartment has... View More

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answered on Jul 7, 2023

Property owners have a duty to maintain a reasonably safe and secure environment for their tenants. If it can be demonstrated that the apartment complex failed to fulfill this duty by not repairing the gate, not fixing the cameras, and not notifying tenants of known vulnerabilities, they may... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Kansas on
Q: We'll have a pretty serious case that I have taken through small claims and now needs to go up to the Court of Appeal

Very serious tenant/landlord case in which has overwhelming evidence of illegal evection , harassment,descrimanation and slander of character ect I have all documents necessary it's put a huge emotional toll on my family I need help.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 21, 2022

Only a Kansas attorney could advise you here, but your question remains open for two weeks. Please keep in mind that appeals of any type in any jurisdiction are generally governed by narrow windows of time to take action. If you are contemplating an appeal, you could consider reaching out to Kansas... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: I rent my home, my 25 year-old lives w/me (he is on the lease). I want him removed from the lease. What are my options?

There are times when I'm in fear of my safety. also, my 73 year-old mother lives with me and he is verbally abusive to us both. i just would like to know what my options are?

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Dec 6, 2021

Kansas has a protection from abuse process "to provide quick and immediate protection." The Kansas Judicial system has created a one-stop portal website. But if you think your website viewing is being monitored or checked by the person from whom you do not feel safe, you should call 911... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: Hi What is the statue of limitations for suing a landlord for breach of the rental contract. I’m in Kansas. Thank you
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Apr 5, 2021

The statute of limitation for an action based upon a written agreement is 5 years. If the agreement was oral, it would be 3 years. There may be some statutory rights (e.g., Landlord Tenant) that are involved in which case the statute of limitations would generally be three years. If the statutory... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Estate Planning and Probate for Kansas on
Q: Who has the legal rights to own the possessions of a deceased roommate if said roommate has no family?

My friends housemate passed away recently. They lived together for about 10 years in one house (owned by the living housemate) in Missouri. The deceased had no family at all that were living, except for one estranged brother who may be in prison, whereabouts unknown and no will made out. The... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 28, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best here, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you might not want to lose more time waiting for a response in a different legal category, but this is something that attorneys in the Probate and Estate Planning categories would have the most... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: city gave me paperwork saying my place was uninhabitable and the landlord is trying make me pay Feb and March rent
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 9, 2021

Could you expand upon your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: I am being evicted for not paying my rent in kansas. My hours were cut a lot so I signed the declaration thingy but stil

I'm still being evicted even the judge said. I see all over the internet no one can be evicted how am I still being evicted??

Doug Coe
Doug Coe
answered on Oct 5, 2020

I would highly encourage you to speak to an attorney about this. It's not as simple as "the landlord can't evict me." There are a number of nuisances to the current executive orders, and an attorney should be able to help your specific situation. Kansas Legal Services may be able to help, too.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: Needing to find out what steps are necessary to remove a person from a house deed. Brother has kids living rent free.

House was in danger of being put up for sheriff sale until I paid delinquent taxes. I want possession and he refuses to cooperate

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Sep 9, 2020

If two or more persons listed as tenants in common on a property, control of the property is problematic if they are unable to agree. In absence of an agreed sale and purchase of the other person's interest, Kansas law provides for the partition of the property through a court proceeding. If... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: Can I lock a commercial tennaant out for non-payment
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 25, 2019

What does the commercial lease say about slow payments or non-payments? If the lease says yes, then do it.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: If you give tenant 30 day notice

On the 17th of Sept should you expect to receive prorated rent from the 1st to when they move out?

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