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58-202. Same; enforcement and foreclosure; time restrictions; destruction of records. Such lien may be enforced and foreclosed as security agreements are enforced under the provisions of the uniform commercial code. Any legal action necessary to enforce or foreclose upon any such lien filed in the office of the register of deeds shall be brought within one year of the date such lien was filed, and unless such action is brought within such time, such lien shall be deemed to have been abandoned and shall be thereafter void. After five years from the date such lien has been filed, the register of deeds of the county where the lien is filed may remove the lien from the records and destroy the records.

History: L. 1913, ch. 218, § 3; R.S. 1923, 58-202; L. 1965, ch. 564, § 404; L. 1988, ch. 196, § 2; L. 1990, ch. 198, § 1; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Survey of Kansas law on real and personal property (1965-1969), 18 K.L.R. 427, 431 (1970).


1. Expense of repossessing chattel cannot be charged as costs of sale. National Bond & Investment Co. v. Midwest Finance Co., 156 K. 531, 537, 134 P.2d 639.

2. Lien waived; must file lien statement. Weatherhead v. Boettcher, 3 K.A.2d 261, 262, 263, 594 P.2d 257.

3. Superior mechanic's lien not discharged by foreclosing creditor's sale; foreclosure enforceable against new purchaser in possession. Utility Trailers of Wichita, Inc. v. Citizens Nat'l Bank & Tr. Co., 11 K.A.2d 421, 424, 425, 726 P.2d 282 (1986).

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