Kansas Rental Application Form
Rental Application Fee
The law doesn’t dictate how much rental application fee a Kansas landlord can collect from a prospective tenant. The fee is non-refundable because it will be used to cover the cost of the background check, which an agency usually handles. If the landlord does their background check, then the fee will cover administrative costs.
The rental applicant must remember that while there is no statute over the amount that the landlord will collect, the amount charged must be the same for all applicants. Impartiality is important in the house-hunting process which brings us to the Federal Fair Housing Act.
According to the Federal Fair Housing Act, your rental application cannot be rejected based on your race, gender, nationality, disability, familial status, and religion (Federal Fair Housing Act).
When the rental application is approved, the landlord and tenant will sign a residential lease agreement form. One item on the agreement refers to security deposits. Kansas landlords can require a maximum security deposit worth one and a half months’ rent for furnished dwellings. For unfurnished properties, the landlord can only ask for a maximum amount that’s equivalent to one month’s rent.
The landlord is required to return the security deposit or its balance within 30 days from the termination of the lease. The landlord can make deductions to the deposit in case of damage to the property and unpaid rent (KS Stat § 58-2550).