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Q: A tenant that was renting my basement passed away last week. He has a bed, a few boxes and an old Ford Focus.

His sister told me she was going to have a charity pickup the vehicle and she will send a truck to pick up his things. She lives out-of-state and doesn't keep her word. The brother is paid up until the end of February. What can I do if she doesn't retrieve her brothers items and the car?

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Q: My apartment flooded cause the dishwasher broke maintance took it out put in a brand new one and that one flooded too my

Apartment and things for me kids ruined and downstairs neighbors stuff apartment ruined she is saying it’s my responsibility that the dishwasher broke and flooded I’m a renter” she also said I’m responsible for downstairs neighbors apartment is this correct? I’m a renter her maintenance... View More

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Q: A plaintiff's lawyer is ignoring and disregarding my answer to her evidence showing fraud and accusations of non-payment

Can the judge disregard my evidence and side with the attorney and accuse me of contempt?

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

James L. Arrasmith
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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

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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

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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?

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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.

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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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Q: I live in a duplex. Is it legal for a landlord to only have fire alarms installed in ONE of the units?

The duplex is 2 units in the same building.

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Q: How much time do I need to give tenets to up the rent?

My renters never pay on time, and I have to pay every month on a loan for that house. I fix every problem quickly when it is brought to my attention. They won't sign a contract either. What can I do to get them out or raise the rent do to them always being late.

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Apr 28, 2018

If the lease is a month-to-month, a landlord may provide notice at least one month prior to a rent-paying date that the lease is going to terminate at the end of the following month. In a separate written communication, a landlord could communicate an offer to enter into a written lease at a higher... View More

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Q: My question is related to my landlord and reasonable notice.

My landlord approached the property (specifically, my front door) without reasonable or any notice. He then comes up to what is only a clear glass door and knocks on it as he is looking into my apartment. I opened the door and he discovers I had been smoking in the house and had pets. What’s next?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
answered on Apr 24, 2018

It is not against law to knock on somebody's door without notice. If you are found to have violted the lease, your landlord has right to request stop doing or anything the lease allows him to do.

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Q: If I received an evection notice stating that I needed to pay rent or be out of the home by 5 days can I fight it?

My landlord had faulty water pipes and the pipes froze and burst she was aware of the problem only because the day before I informed her of the pipes bursting on January 15th. She then informed me as the tenant I needed to replace the pipes under the house as it is my responsibility. I was just... View More

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Q: If a landlord gives you 3 day notice to vacate (Sedgwick County, KS) how long before you will be removed from property?
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Feb 23, 2018

It is necessary for a landlord to provide a three-day notice (rent must be paid in three days or an action to evict will be initiated) prior to filing a lawsuit. Once the lawsuit is filed, you will be served with notice that the lawsuit is filed and given a court date to appear. If you file a... View More

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