After an eviction, Kansas law provides that a landlord must wait 30 days after the landlord takes possession before the landlord can try to sell the property. K.S.A. 15-2565(d). Fifteen days prior to the sale, the landlord must also publish notice of the landlord's intent to sell the property in the newspaper. After publishing notice and waiting the required time, the landlord can sell the property, and Kansas statutes do not prescribe a specific method of sale. In other words, there is no requirement for a public auction, or requirement for judicial approval of the sale after the fact like in a foreclosure sale. In one Kansas case, a landlord sold the tenant's property to employees of the landlord and the sale was not challenged on those grounds. Statewide Agencies v. Diggs, 31 Kan.App.2d 226 (2003).
There is one additional potential issue a landlord needs to be aware of when trying to sell a tenant's property. Kansas law says that a person's household goods are exempt from the claims of creditors and cannot be sold to satisfy a debt. K.S.A 60-2304(a). A judgment debtor, or defendant, has the burden of asserting the exemption. Schmidt v. McDonough, 301 P.3d 789 (Kan.App. 2013). The statute authorizing a landlord to to sell personal property does not address the household goods exemption and vice-versa.
So is a landlord allowed to sell personal property if the tenant goes to court to assert their household goods exemption? No published Kansas case has addressed the issue. However, there is a wealth of case law asserting that exemptions are to be "liberally construed" in favor of the debtor. In re Adcock, 264 B.R. 708, 209 (D.Kan. 2000); In re Meckfessel, 67 B.R. 277, 278 (Bankr.D.Kan.1986); Coward v. Smith, 6 Kan.App.2d 863, 865 (1981). Because the sale statute does not specifically void the exemption statute when the sale statute applies, I think it's likely the exemption could be asserted to block the sale.