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Montana Tenant-Landlord Law

by Joe Bredar

Montana

Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act was created in order to ensure that everyone is treated equally during the housing process. It protects tenants from discrimination when seraching for a rental property. At the federal level the Fair Housing Act protects the following classes…
Race
Color
National Origin
Religion
Sex
Familial Status
Disability

Learn about fair housing at the federal level here https://resources.hemlane.com/landlord-must-know-fair-housing/

In addition to Federal Fair Housing laws, the Montana Humans Rights Act includes the additional protected classes of...

Eviction Laws

Montana-Eviction-Laws
  • When it is failure to pay rent, the tenant has 3 days to pay you otherwise the eviction notice can be filed with the courts.
  • When there is another lease violation (e.g. subletting), the tenant has 14 days to resolve the violation from the point that the eviction notice is served. Otherwise the eviction notice will be filed with the courts.

Early Termination of Lease

When there is not a lease violation, but the landlord or tenant wants to break the lease, the following regulations apply:

Early termination by landlord

If the landlord wishes to terminate the lease early, they have to give a notice period of month to month, 30 days; week to week, 7 days.

Early termination by tenant

If the tenant wishes to terminate the lease early, they have to give a notice period of month to month, 30 days; week to week, 7 days.

For more information on Montana Landlord Tenant laws please visit their website here.