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Renters Together - Renters Rights Workshop (Security Deposits)

  • First Congregational UCC Manhattan 700 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan, KS, 66502 United States (map)

Join us for some yummy eats, excellent company and empowering yourself to have a quality rental experience.

This renters rights workshop will focus on what you need to know about security deposits. Learn what you need to do to ensure that you get your security deposit returned fairly based on Kansas law.

In the event the tenant has concerns that the landlord is not compliant with the law then the tenant’s concerns should be documented. The presentation will explain why it is necessary to document EVERYTHING before moving in, as well as describe best practices of tenants in documenting.The presenter’s goal it to educate tenants of their right to terminate a rental agreement with 5 days notice if the landlord does not deliver the rental unit according to the requirements of K.S.A. 58-2560.

We will also have a Q&A time to help renters troubleshoot current difficulties they may find themselves facing.

Paul Shipp, an attorney from Kansas Legal Services will give the presentation and help answer renter questions.

We will also give updates about the work we are doing together to make housing safer and more affordable for renters in MHK. We are building support for a rental code inspection program to provide accountability for safety standards in rental units.


—unsafe housing conditions

—unfair treatment

—lack of timely repairs

—deposit not returned

—high prices for low quality


—improve housing conditions

—hold landlords accountable

—navigate difficult situations

—be empowered by your rights

—create collective power

This resource session will be at 7pm at the First Congregational UCC Church at 700 Poyntz.

Earlier Event: May 26
FHHRP May Board Meeting