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60-1011. Equity skimming; damage, costs, fees. (a) Nothing provided in this act shall prohibit the right of a defendant owner to sell and transfer the rights of the defendant owner to an assignee or transferee pursuant to K.S.A. 60-2414, and amendments thereto.

(b) A defendant owner, the tenant of a person subject to civil action as provided in this act or the holder of the mortgage before a sheriff's sale and holder of the certificate of purchase during the period of redemption, shall each have the right to maintain a civil action under the code of civil procedure against any person, corporation, limited liability company, general partnership, limited partnership or joint venture, referred to hereinafter as a person who engaged in the purchase of one, two, three or four family dwellings, including condominiums and cooperatives, or the acquisitions of any right, title or interest therein, including any equity or redemption interests, which are subject to a loan in default at time of purchase or in default within one year subsequent to the purchase if: (1) The loan is secured by a mortgage; (2) the person fails to notify the mortgage holder or holder of the certificate of purchase of the interest acquired, in writing, within 21 days after purchase; and (3) the person fails to apply the rent proceeds from such dwellings to the mortgage as the payments come due, regardless of whether the purchaser is obligated on the loan.

(c) The civil action may allow recovery of all actual damages, court costs and attorney fees in addition to recovery of all rents received by the person.

History: L. 1992, ch. 167, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 135, § 172; July 1.

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