Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2013 Legislative Session
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PERSONAL AND REAL PROPERTY
LANDLORDS AND TENANTS
Abandonment, remedies; required registration.
58-25,121. Abandonment, remedies; required registration. (a) A tenant is considered to have abandoned a mobile home when the tenant has been absent from the mobile home without reasonable explanation for 30 days or more during which time there is a default of rent three days after rent is due or when the rental agreement is terminated pursuant to the provisions of this act. A tenant's return to the mobile home does not change its status as abandoned unless the tenant pays to the landlord all costs incurred for the mobile home space, including costs of removal, storage, notice and utilities due and owing.
(b) If a tenant abandons a mobile home on a mobile home space, the landlord shall notify the legal owner and known lienholder of the mobile home of the abandonment and communicate to the legal owner and lien holder that the legal owner and lien holder is liable for any costs incurred for the mobile home space, including rent and utilities due and owing. However, the legal owner and lien holder is only liable for costs incurred from the point of written notification by the landlord. After the landlord's notification, costs for which liability is incurred shall then become the responsibility of the legal owner or lienholder of the mobile home. The mobile home may not be removed from the mobile home space without a signed written agreement from the landlord showing clearance for removal, showing that all debts are paid in full, or without an agreement reached with the legal owner and lien holder and the landlord. The right of possession of the legal owner or lienholder shall be subject to the landlord's claim for the landlord's reasonable costs of removal and storage of the abandoned mobile home. Any landlord who is entitled to costs for which liability is incurred as provided in this subsection shall have a lien as provided in K.S.A. 58-227 and amendments thereto.
(c) A required standardized registration form shall be filled out by each tenant, upon the rental of a mobile home space, showing the mobile home make, year and serial number if there is a lien on the mobile home, and if so the lienholder, and who is the legal owner of the mobile home. The registration cards or forms shall be kept on file with the landlord as long as the mobile home is on the mobile home space within the mobile home park.
History: L. 1992, ch. 306, § 23; July 1.
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