Montana Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Montana rental agreements are for the exclusive use of landlords and tenants seeking to come to terms over the use of commercial or residential space. The contract is to fully negotiated be each party and when there is an agreement over the conditions such as monthly payment, utilities (cable, electricity, etc.), parking space(s), and other items the landlord will usually require a rental application to be completed. Once approved by the landlord, the parties should come together to sign a formal contract.

The Montana nonpayment of rent notice to quit serves as a form to notify the tenant of past due rent and that they have approximately three (3) days to either pay the amount in full or leave the premises. Instructions Laws – 70-24-422 For other types of evictions the landlord should use the Thirty (30) Day Notice to Quit.

The Montana commercial lease is a document used for the arrangement of an individual or entity to occupy space for period of time while conducting business activities and paying rent to the landlord. The landlord will typically check the tenant’s background and financial status through the rental application and verify the entity status with the Secretary of State’s Business Database (unless the company is listed in another State).

The Montana month to month lease, or tenancy at will, is an arrangement between a landlord and tenant that renews every month with payment and may be terminated, altered, or changed with at least thirty (30) days’ notice from one party to another (Statute 70-24-441). Even though the lease is considered a short-term arrangement, both parties are required to follow all State laws (See Handbook) and the landlord is recommended to check every potential’s background and credit with the rental application….

The Montana rental application is utilized by a landlord or sublessor to screen any potential tenants to a property. Once completed, the form allows the landlord to view the tenant’s employment, rental, and credit history, helping to determine if the applying individual is an honest and financially secure individual. On top of utilizing this document,  the landlord of a property should also request the new tenant to pay a security deposit, which is usually equivalent to one (1) months pay of rent (but may be any…

The Montana residential lease agreement is the most popular type of rental contract as it is usually structured for twelve (12) months but may be for any fixed time period. Once a tenant shows interest in a housing unit, the landlord will provide a rental application to perform a lookup on the applicant’s financial status and background. If the landlord approves, typically a lease is drafted and the Security Deposit is requested. Once both parties sign the agreement the document becomes…

The Montana sublease agreement must follow Statute 70-24-305 which states if a tenant of a property vacates they cannot rent the premises to someone else without obtaining the exclusive written permission from the landlord. The agreement takes place between a tenant, sublessor, and someone else, sublessee interested in renting the same property for a period of time not to exceed the original lease term. Responsibility The sublessor will bear the full responsibility of the sublessee and will take the fault if…

If a landlord or tenant has questions about their rights and responsibilities they should refer to the State Handook.


Lead Paint – Only for use by the landlord if the premises were built prior to 1978.

Move-in Checklist (Statute 70-25-206) – Required if the landlord accepts a Security Deposit from the tenant.

Identification (Statute 70-24-301) – Required for the landlord to write in the agreement or as notice the person(s) authorized to manage and enter the property.


Security Deposit 

Maximum – None.

Returning (Statute 70-25-202) – Must be returned within ten (10) days if no deductions have been made, if deductions are made the landlord has thirty (30) days to pay the tenant.

Accessing the Premises – (Statute 70-24-312)

The landlord must give the tenant at least twenty-four (24) hours notice before entering the property.