TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that a judgment will force Travis D. Kaiser, doing business as T’s Lawn Service, to pay more than $78,000 for allegations of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
According to the allegations, T’s Lawn Service would door-to-door advertise its services, which included lawn care service, installation/repair of fences, carpet installation, tile installation and tree trimming. The defendant would then allegedly fail to disclose total price prior to transaction, fail to provide written notice of the right to cancel and fail to comply with Kansas laws that mandate five-day waiting periods for check cashing.
All transactions allegedly involved elderly consumers. Schmidt’s office charged that in one case, the defendant cashed a check before the waiting period was up and before completing the work.
Schmidt noted that under Kansas law, door-to-door sales must include a three-day right to cancel. This right must be announced by the salesperson verbally and in writing. Additionally, the salesperson must wait five days to cash consumer checks from these sales.