1. What is a Montana Lease Agreement?
Rent out your property with a Montana (MT) Lease Agreement written according to Montana’s landlord-tenant laws. The lease agreement creates a legally binding contract between you, the landlord, and your tenant(s). You agree to rent out all (or a part of) your property to a tenant, and they agree to the terms and conditions you lay out in the lease agreement.
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2. What to Include in a Montana Residential Lease Agreement
As a landlord in Montana, you’re required by Federal law to include certain details in your lease agreements. Specifically, you need to include:
- Tenant/Landlord Details: names and current addresses of both the tenant and landlord
- Premises: the address of the premises being rented
- Pets: whether pets are allowed, and any other pet-related rules
- Health Hazards: any known health hazards or risks
- Rent Specifics: the amount of rent and security deposit due, and payment dates and methods
States differ in their leasing and rental requirements. Familiarize yourself with Montana’s landlord-tenant laws to protect your legal and financial rights.
3. Montana Landlord and Tenant Laws
If you’re ready to rent out your property, ensure that your lease agreement complies with Montana’s regulations, including:
- A landlord may request any amount of money as security deposit from a tenant. (No statute)
- A landlord must return a tenant’s security deposit within thirty days of the end of (§ 70-25-202)
Landlord Right of Entry:
- A landlord must give one day’s advance notice to a tenant before entering the rental property. (§ 70-24-312)