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The Montana rental agreements are used exclusively by landlords and tenants seeking to come to terms over the use of commercial or residential space. The contract is designed to fully negotiate the rental conditions such as the monthly payment, utilities (cable, electricity, etc.), parking space(s), late fees, and other items pertaining to the rented property. The landlord will usually demand that a rental application be completed by the tenant before signing. Once approved by the landlord, the parties should come together to execute a formal contract.

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Montana Lease Agreements

The Montana month-to-month lease agreement is a rental contract between a landlord and tenant that renews every month upon payment by the tenant. This type of arrangement may be terminated, altered, or changed by giving at least thirty (30) days’ notice to either party (§ 70-24-441). Even though the lease is considered a short-term contract, both parties are required to follow all State laws (see handbook) and the landlord is recommended to check every potential applicant’s background and credit with…

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The Montana three (3) day notice to quit for nonpayment of rent serves as a form to notify a tenant of past due rent. Montana landlords are permitted to deliver the notice immediately following the rent due date. Upon receiving the letter, the tenant will have three (3) days to either pay the amount in full or leave the premises and remove their personal belongings. Tenants that fail to comply with the notice demands may have their lease terminated and…

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The Montana rental application is used by a landlord or sublessor to screen any potential tenants for a rental property. The form allows the landlord to view the tenant’s employment history and status along with their rental and credit history to help them determine if the applicant is honest and financially secure. In addition to the rental application, the landlord should request the new tenant to pay a security deposit, which would typically be the equivalent to one (1) month’s rent…

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The Montana commercial lease agreement is a document used when arranging to have an individual or entity occupy rental space for a period of time while conducting business activities. To ensure that the tenant is able to afford the requisite monthly payments, the landlord will typically check the tenant’s background and financial status through a rental application. The landlord should also verify the entity’s status with the Secretary of State’s Business Database (unless the company is listed in another state).

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The Montana sublease agreement is used when a tenant wishes to rent all or a portion of rented space to another party known as a “sublessee.” The period during which the sublessee is permitted to rent the property may not exceed that of the original lease term. Montana statute § 70-24-305 states that if a tenant vacated a property, they cannot rent the premises to someone else without first obtaining the exclusive written permission of the landlord. Responsibility The sublessor (initial…

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The Montana standard residential lease agreement is the most popular type of rental contract used by landlords for fixed-term tenancies. The rental period will typically last twelve (12) months but may be for any duration as determined by the landlord. Once a tenant shows interest in a housing unit, the landlord should have the applicant complete a rental application to lookup their background and current financial status. If approved, a lease should be drafted and, if applicable, a security deposit…

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

STATE DISCLOSURES

Lead-Based Paint – Only needed if the rental space was built prior to 1978. This disclosure informs tenants of whether any lead paint remains on the premises.

Move-in Checklist (§ 70-25-206) – Required if the landlord accepts a security deposit from the tenant.

Identification (§ 70-24-301) – The landlord is required to write into the agreement a statement notifying the tenant of the person(s) authorized to manage and enter the property.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

Maximum – None.

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

LANDLORD'S ACCESS/ENTRY

Accessing the Premises (§ 70-24-312) – The landlord must give the tenant at least twenty-four (24) hours notice before entering the property.

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