Your lease or rental agreement and Kansas state law are the key places to look for answers to this question. Basically, if you pay rent late, you may be hit with a late fee and possibly face the termination of your tenancy. To avoid problems, know when your rent is due and pay it on time.
Look for a clause called Payment of Rent, or something similar. Basically, you want to find out the following:
You’ll also want to check what your lease says regarding the landlord’s right to terminate your entire tenancy if you pay rent late. Unfortunately, many lease and rental agreements don’t spell this out, but simply include a general clause called something like Grounds for Termination of Tenancy, that states that if you fail to comply with a term of your agreement the landlord may terminate your tenancy under rules and procedures required by law. Read on to find out what these rules and procedures are in Kansas.
If you have not paid the rent on time, under state law in Kansas (Kan. Rev. Stat. § § 58-2507, 58-2508, and 58-2564(b)), the amount of time your landlord must give you in which to pay the rent or move depends upon on how long you have been living in your rental rent. If it’s more than three months, your landlord must give you at least ten days’ notice (if your tenancy has been less than three months, your landlord need only give you three days’ notice). If you don’t pay rent or move within the specified amount of time, your landlord can file a lawsuit to evict you.
For details on other Kansas rent-related laws, such as the amount of notice a landlord must give to raise the rent, see the Nolo article on Kansas rent rules. And if you simply can’t pay rent on time, consider other options, such as trying to negotiate a partial rent payment. See the Nolo article What to Do and Not to Do if You Can’t Pay Rent on Time for advice.