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58-2540. Title of act. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "residential landlord and tenant act."

History: L. 1975, ch. 290, § 1; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Readability Statutes—A Survey and a Proposed Model," Calvin J. Karlin, 28 K.L.R. 531, 550 (1980).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Referred to in construing 60-2101; no lien for unpaid rental on mobile home. Reimer v. Davis, 224 K. 225, 230, 580 P.2d 81.

2. Mentioned; numerous lawsuits regarding deposits against defendant not indicative of contemptuous attitude toward court. Threadgill v. Beard, 225 K. 296, 303, 590 P.2d 1021.

3. Act analyzed and discussed in upholding constitutionality of K.S.A. 58-2550. Clark v. Walker, 225 K. 359, 363, 364, 366, 590 P.2d 1043.

4. Actions hereunder may be filed under small claims procedure act (61-2701 et seq.) when claims within statutory limitation. Barton v. Miller, 225 K. 624, 592 P.2d 921.

5. Act cited in determining landlord's rights under 58-2564. Fenn v. Windsor at Kingsborough, Inc., 226 K. 653, 655, 603 P.2d 188.

6. Cited; on counterclaim for damages, held that Residential Landlord and Tenant Act was specific and took precedence over the broader Consumer Protection Act. Chelsea Plaza Homes, Inc. v. Moore, 226 K. 430, 601 P.2d 1100.

7. Act limits tenant's recovery for wrongful exclusion and diminishing essential services to one and one-half month's rent unless actual damages are greater. Geiger v. Wallace, 233 K. 656, 661, 664 P.2d 848 (1983).

8. Where landlord knew or should have known of defective condition, duty is owed to tenant and invited guests. Jackson v. Wood, 11 K.A.2d 478, 483, 484, 726 P.2d 796 (1986).

9. Cited; 58-2565 and 58-2567 examined where judgment obtained against tenants in possession for nonpayment and landlord disposes of property. Davis v. Odell, 240 K. 261, 263, 729 P.2d 1117 (1986).

10. Cited; Kansas consumer protection act, 50-601 et seq., like landlord and tenant act, as not precluding punitive damages award examined. Equitable Life Leasing Corp. v. Abbick, 243 K. 513, 517, 757 P.2d 304 (1988).

11. Statutory damages under 58-2550, action by tenant under 58-2559(b), measure of damages under 58-2553 examined. Love v. Monarch Apartments, 13 K.A.2d 341, 771 P.2d 79 (1989).

12. Provisions in 58-2545 found controlling upon expiration of residential rental agreement; act controls over general provisions in 58-2501 et seq. Schartz v. Foster, 15 K.A.2d 213, 215, 805 P.2d 505 (1991).


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