Wichita slumlord is former Kansas politician


Ompal Chauhan is not just the slumlord who filed a false complaint to DCF on his tenant because she complained about the horrendous conditions of the home she rents from him, he is also a former candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives.

Chauhan, presumably after seeing Kansas Exposed’s story from yesterday, which named him, and his tenant, has served Angie Williams, mother of six, with a three-day eviction notice. We will be attempting to prevent this eviction long enough to raise money for Williams to find suitable housing.

When he ran against Joseph Scappa for the District 87 House seat, the Wichita Eagle endorsed Scappa, citing Chauhan’s “code compliance cases at City Hall, which raise concerns about his candidacy”, which is a diplomatic way of calling the man a slumlord.

Chauhan owns and rents out a vast number of properties in Sedgwick County, including:

203 E BURNETT ST

3019 N MARKET ST

1503 N SAINT FRANCIS AVE

1721 N SAINT FRANCIS AVE

924 N CLEVELAND AVE

602 N CLEVELAND AVE

1406 E ELM ST

522 N CLEVELAND AVE

516 N CLEVELAND AVE

625 N MATHEWSON AVE

627 N MATHEWSON AVE

609 N NEW YORK AVE

539 N NEW YORK AVE

517 N NEW YORK AVE

936 N OHIO AVE

907 N INDIANA AVE

1209 N MATHEWSON AVE

1236 N INDIANA AVE

1243 N INDIANA AVE

1333 N OHIO AVE

1302 N WABASH AVE

1208 N WABASH AVE

1104 N INDIANA AVE

1513 N HYDRAULIC AVE

1853 N PENNSYLVANIA AVE

1107 N INDIANA AVE

326 N MADISON AVE

153 N GROVE ST

525 N ASH ST

549 N ASH ST

530 N ASH ST

616 N MADISON AVE

1136 N MADISON AVE

1124 N ASH AVE

1217 N ASH AVE

1342 N MINNESOTA AVE

1256 N MINNESOTA AVE

1247 N PIATT AVE

1425 N ASH AVE

1448 N MINNEAPOLIS AVE

1956 N SPRUCE AVE

2038 N HYDRAULIC AVE

425 N ESTELLE AVE

1223 N POPLAR AVE

1315 N ERIE AVE

1241 N ERIE AVE

1320 N ERIE AVE

1341 N CHAUTAUQUA AVE

1211 N CHAUTAUQUA AVE

1024 N GROVE ST

1712 N ERIE AVE

1730 N CHAUTAUQUA AVE

1637 N LORRAINE AVE

1512 N ESTELLE AVE

1420 N GREEN ST

1612 N GREEN ST

1540 N POPLAR AVE

1544 N GROVE AVE

808 1/2 N PERSHING AVE

810 N PERSHING AVE

2837 E STADIUM DR

1322 N TERRACE DR

1714 E MILLAIR ST

2672 S VASSAR CT

4313 E WHITNEY LN

3129 S CLIFTON ST

3133 S CLIFTON ST

3121 S CLIFTON ST

31 N LAUREL DR

411 N WALNUT ST

1210 S MARTINSON AVE

345 N CLARA ST

2811 W MAXWELL AVE

4584 S BROOKHAVEN AVE

4554 S JUNIPER AVE

9916 E CHAMBERLIN ST

A photo, taken in one of Ompal Chauhan's properties, of what we can only assume is supposed to pass as a door.
A photo, taken in one of Ompal Chauhan’s properties, of what we can only assume is supposed to pass as a door.

13 thoughts on “Wichita slumlord is former Kansas politician

  1. Yes that’s my twin and she too damn hard to be treated like this by this so called “Landlord” if u flirt with him or allow him to let u live in terrible living conditions he’s happy with u everything is fine but as soon as you complain about something like mold, leaking water pipes,door handles that are missing, the back door that was kicked in mths ago that won’t lock that he hasn’t fixed, must I go on because I can. Now this is what she deals with on a daily but he comes for his rent faithfully though and she pays why because she has six kids that she loves and would die for not to mention she works 70 plus hrs for hers

  2. I commented yesterday on this and now he’s evicting this poor woman. Shame Shame Shame on this piece of crap.
    I’ve seen this happen on tv..why don’t “someone” make this piece of crap live in one of his own houses. also “someone” needs to check ALL his property for ANYTHING they can find .

  3. Why dont u show his face so everyone will knw who this slumlord is a kansas politician. Put him on Blast

  4. He was a terrible landlord. He fixes nothing and treats the renters like crap. No one should rent from him

  5. Yes I rented from him on Erie there were things he promised to fix when I moved in. Those things were never done. Since I moved during the winter I was unaware of the colossal ant problem or the spider infestation. The basement flooded due to a leak from the toilet. He turned the waster to the toilet off and said we should just not use the bathroom ( ever???). On top of that, my underwear kept disappearing. No matter how much I bought, by the end of the week I’d have none. Nope not even in the dirty laundry. When I asked if he was going in he told me he could enter whenever he wanted because he owned the house. Come spring I encountered a spider large enough to completely cover the entire top of my child’s sippy cup. I moved out. Since my lease was not over I still had to pay the rent. Problem is that when we went to the address listed on the lease someone else lived there. They had lived there for close to 20 years and did not know him. He would not return contact. Then sued me for rent without seeing me for court. He will evict you in a heartbeat if you report him.

  6. I recently left the property at 1136 n madison after paying Aprils rent he proceded to throw my stuff outside let someone take about 3000 worth of stuff. My granddaughters high chair clothes play pen. Black mold in home. I have his phone number i believe still. His son Jay is a really good guy but Om sucks glad i left that crap hole.

    1. I lived at that same address and he did me the exact same way I would like to get a group together and sue him

  7. This is my nightmare!! After reading the comments I’m scared to post my name or which house I live at for fear he will evict!! I’m having a huge mold problem and plumbing problem and NO HELP. The air conditioning doesn’t work and he will NOT fix it. The ant infestation is indescribable, everything has ants on it. The floor is uneven, sewage is leaking under my house, sewage is coming through my tub and sinks, the heater exploded, and I can see the sky through my ceiling. Please help!! I have no clue who to call or what to do I’m stuck in a lease till November and I don’t think I can do it!!!

    1. Hi i currently rent from him and have issues as well. Ive complained and even gave him a hand written list if hings to fix and hes only fixed 2 things. I have black mold on my floor because ac leaks and black mold on my wall because of a leaki g window and now another window. I could go on but wont.

  8. My family & I moved into one of there “houses” weve been here for 3 months this house needs repairs ive asked, texted, now wrote a letter to Mr Opal & son Jai everything that has been reported is 100 percent TRUE. I know a slumlord when i see one we have plans to move & sue for rent & deposit back. Ive takin pictures & write everything down like bad plumbing, water leaks, ac leaking water everywhere, sucking in the filter, gas leaks, toilets not working, shower wont drain, wooden floors unsafe & uneven, windows leaking when it rains, no screens, windows falling off the house, mold now in 2 rooms bugs, spiders. I can go on & on but when rent is due he has his hand out. I totally regret moving into any of his houses. When he does come to fix things i get no call nothing he just shows up. My nightmare I know his address….

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