Kansas Eviction Process & Laws | Free KS Eviction Notices

The Kansas eviction process starts with the landlord issuing notice for either the tenant's lack of payment or if the landlord has decided to terminate tenancy in accordance with month to month lease regulations. If the tenant has not acknowledged either form while refusing to vacate the premises, the landlord may proceed with filing the forms in the Pro-Se Eviction Packet and Instructions.

NonPayment Laws - 3 days if tenancy is less than 3 months § 58-2508 and 10 days if tenancy is over 3 months § 58-2507

NonCompliance Laws - 14 days to cure, 30 days to vacate § 58-2564

Month to Month Laws - 30 days § 58-2570

Forcible Entry and Detainer Laws - Chapter 61, Article 38

Types of Notice

Kansas 3 Day Notice to Quit or Pay | More Than 3 Months

The Kansas ten (10) day notice to quit, for tenancies lasting longer than three (3) months in accordance with Statute 58-2507, is used by landlords to notify a tenant that they have ten (10) days to either pay rent or move out of the rental unit. The ten (10) day…

Kansas 14/30 Day Notice to Quit/Comply | Cure or Vacate

The Kansas 14/30 day notice to quit or cure, in association with § 58-2564, is used to inform a tenant of their lease violation(s), how to cure the violation(s), as well as when the lease agreement will terminate if they do not comply with the notice. The notice states that…

Kansas 3 Day Notice to Quit or Pay | Less Than 3 Months

The Kansas three (3) notice to quit, established by § 58-2508 for tenancies less than three (3) months, is to be served to tenants that have failed to pay rent. The notice informs the tenant that they have three (3) days to either pay the rent or vacate the rental unit….

Kansas 30 Day Notice to Quit | 2nd NonCompliance

The Kansas thirty (30) day notice to quit, legal by Statute 58-2564, is only to be served to tenants that have committed a second lease violation within six months from being served an initial fourteen/thirty (14/30) day notice to cure/quit. The thirty (30) day notice to quit does not give the…

Kansas 30 Day Notice to Quit | Month to Month Tenancy

The Kansas thirty (30) day notice to quit, lawful through Statute 58-2570, is used for month-to-month tenancies. The notice informs the tenant that they have thirty (30) days to vacate the rental unit. If the tenant does not comply with the notice (i.e. fails to vacate or “quit”), then the…

Process How to Evict a Tenant

Step 1 – Evicting a tenant in Kansas is comprised of four major steps. The first step is to serve the tenant with a notice to quit. Tenancies that are over three months old require a ten (10) day notice, and tenancies less than three months old require a three day notice. Month-to-month tenancies have a minimum thirty (30) days notice period. Tenants who have committed lease violations must receive a 14/30 day notice to “cure” or quit. If they commit the violation(s) for a second time, the landlord can issue a thirty (30) day notice to quit (with no option to fix/cure the violations). The notice should be served personally to the tenant, however it can also be sent through certified mail and posted on the front door of the rental unit.

Step 2 – After the tenant has been served the proper notice, they must either comply with the demands stated within the notice (i.e. pay the rent, vacate the rental unit, cure the violations, etc.) or the lease agreement will be terminated. Only after the tenant has failed to comply with the notice can the landlord file an eviction action (aka “forcible detainer”) in court. The forcible detainer is comprised of a “Summons” and a “Petition.” The forcible detainer is filed with the court clerk, who then assigns a case number and trial/hearing date.

Step 3 – At the trial/hearing, the judge will issue a judgement in favor of the landlord or tenant. If in the favor of the landlord, the tenant will typically have to pay back rent as well as give up possession of the rental property. The tenant can file an appeal no more than five (5) business days after the initial judgement. If the tenant wins the case, the eviction lawsuit will be dismissed.

Step 4 – If no appeal is filed, a “Writ of Restitution” will most likely be issued by the court. This document provides legal authority to the Sheriff to remove the tenant from the rental premises. The property of the defendant (i.e. tenant) will be inventoried under a court order.