All You Need to Know About Kentucky Eviction Laws

Landlord Protection All You Need to Know About Kentucky Eviction Laws

What You Must Know About Kentucky Eviction Laws

The state of Kentucky is famous for its beautiful bluegrass and horse racing. In fact, thousands flock to the state every year for the Kentucky Derby. However, if you are a renter in Kentucky, you may not be aware of the eviction laws in the state.

With the help of DoNotPay, we can help you understand . We will make sure that your rights are protected when your landlord tries to unlawfully terminate a lease, tries to keep your security deposit, or refuses to make necessary repairs to your property.

What Are Some of the Eviction Laws in Kentucky?

In the state of Kentucky, there are laws in place that help protect renters. The website, Avail, gives the state a rating of landlord-friendly, meaning that the laws tend to favor the landlord. Here are a few of the laws governing rental properties:

  1. In counties that have not enacted Kentucky's Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, landlords must provide 30-days' notice to a tenant to terminate a lease.
  2. Under Kentucky's Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Law, month-to-month leases must be terminated with a 30-day written notice of termination. For a week-to-week lease, the written notice must be given 7 days before the intended termination date.
  3. For fixed-term leases, landlords do not have to provide written notice.  The agreement ends on the date stated in the lease. However, if a month-to-month tenancy begins after the end of a fixed-term lease, the landlord or tenant may end the lease with a 10-day written notice.

Landlord and Tenants Responsibilities

You must know , including what to demand from your landlord and what your own responsibilities as a renter are, to protect your rights as a tenant:

Landlord’s ResponsibilitiesRenter’s Responsibilities
Follow all building and housing codes regarding health and safetyComply with any and all housing and building codes that address health and safety
Make all repairs and whatever else is needed to maintain the property and keep it habitable for tenantsMaintain cleanliness of the property
Keep all of the common areas clean and safeMust dispose of trash in a safe manner
Electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and other facilities must be kept in good conditionKeep plumbing as clean as their condition allows
Supply running water and reasonable amounts of hot water at all timesOnly use appliances in the manner in which they are intended to be used

What Are the Consequences of Breaking These Laws?

Unfortunately, in the state of Kentucky, the landlord generally has the upper hand. However, if a landlord has blatantly violated the terms of the rental agreement, the tenant has the right to remedy the situation.

For example, if a repair is not taken care of promptly, the tenant may pay to have the repairs fixed and deduct it from the monthly rent as long as the costs do not exceed more than half the rent for a month. This would come in handy if the landlord is purposely not making the repairs to force the tenant out.

Protect Your Rights in Kentucky on Your Own

If you have fallen victim to a landlord who has violated your rights as a renter, you have some options. You may contact a lawyer to discuss your options. However, paying for a lawyer can get rather expensive very quickly.

Some municipalities have programs in place to protect renters that will offer advice free of charge. However, this can be a rather slow process and if you are facing eviction, for example, time is a resource that is in short supply.

Know Your Rights as a Renter With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay is here to guide you through it and file your disputes on your behalf. Our Landlord Protection product can help you:

  1. Get back your security deposits.
  2. Learn about your state's eviction laws and what protections apply in your case.
  3. Resolve disputes regarding repairs with your landlord
  4. Resolve disputes with roommates by filing demand letters or going through small claims court
  5. Break your lease early

How to discover the consequences of your landlord breaking a lease using DoNotPay:

If you want to know your rights as a renter in Kentucky but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 4 easy steps:

  1. Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.


  2. Select which issue applies to you.


  3. Answer a simple set of questions, so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.


  4. Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter, and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.


And that's it! You should hear back from your landlord directly once your demands are sent.

Why Use DoNotPay to Protect Your Rights as a Renter?

With the help of DoNotPay, the process of resolving this issue is:

  • Fast: You don't have to spend hours trying to find out what your rights are as a renter
  • Easy: You don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in finding out what your rights are as a renter and how to protect them
  • Successful: Have the confidence knowing that we will make the best case for you

DoNotPay Works for Many Landlord Issues With the Click of a Button

Not only can DoNotPay help if you know your rights as a renter in Kentucky, but we can also help with issues such as:

What Else Can DoNotPay Help You With?

DoNotPay can help with other legal issues as well. We can also help with:

If you are renting in Kentucky, even though it's a landlord-friendly state, you are still protected by the law. With the help of DoNotPay, we will help you protect your rights as a renter.

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