58-2540. Title of act.
This act shall be known and
may be cited as the "residential landlord and tenant
L. 1975, ch. 290, § 1; July 1.
58-2541. Arrangements not subject to act.
Unless created to avoid the application of this act, the
following arrangements are not governed by this act:
(a) Residence at an institution, public or private, if
incidental to detention or the provision of medical,
geriatric, educational, counseling, religious or similar
(b) occupancy under a contract of sale of a dwelling
unit or the property of which it is a part, if the occupant
is the purchaser or a person who succeeds to the
(c) occupancy by a member of a fraternal or social
organization in the portion of a structure operated for
the benefit of the organization;
(d) transient occupancy in a hotel, motel or rooming
(e) occupancy by an employee of a landlord whose
right to occupancy is conditional upon employment in
and about the premises;
(f) occupancy by an owner of a condominium unit or
a holder of a proprietary lease in a cooperative; and
(g) occupancy under a rental agreement covering
premises used by the occupant primarily for
58-2542. Jurisdiction of courts; procedure.
district court shall have jurisdiction over any landlord
or tenant with respect to any conduct in this state
this act or with respect to any claim arising from a
transaction subject to this act, and
notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of
K.S.A. 2003 Supp. 61-2802, and any amendments
thereto, such actions may be commenced pursuant to
the code of civil procedure for limited actions. Unless
otherwise specifically provided in this act, the code of
civil procedure for limited actions shall govern any
action commenced pursuant to this act.
L. 1975, ch. 290, § 3; L. 1976, ch. 240, § 1;
L. 1976, ch. 151, § 7; L. 2000, ch. 161, § 106; Jan. 1,
As used in this act: (a)
"Action" includes recoupment, counterclaim, setoff,
suit in equity and any other proceeding in which rights
are determined, including an action for possession.
(b) "Building and housing codes" includes any law,
ordinance or governmental regulation concerning
fitness for habitation, or the construction,
maintenance, operation, occupancy, use or
appearance of any premises or dwelling unit.
(c) "Dwelling unit" means a structure or the part of a