In Montana, interactions between landlords and tenants are primarily controlled by the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act of 1977 and the Residential Tenants’ Security Deposits. For example, these laws tell landlords how to evict a tenant for nonpayment or destruction of property, and tell tenants how to request repairs to their dwellings. The laws also lay out both the landlord’s and tenant's respective rights and duties.
This page features information and forms to assist landlords and tenants. Tenants, for example, can access forms for giving notice of moving out, requesting a security deposit back, or in the case of an eviction, answering the landlord’s action for possession of the dwelling. Landlords can access forms for notifying a tenant of terminating a lease, filing a complaint with the Court to evict a tenant, and answering a tenant’s request for the return of a security deposit.
MCA Title 70, Chapter 24. Residential Landlord and Tenant Act of 1977
MCA Title 70, Chapter 25. Residential Tenants’ Security Deposits
MCA Title 70, Chapter 26. Landlord and Tenant Residential and Commercial
MCA Title 49, Chapter 2, Part 3. Prohibited Discriminatory Practices
42 U.S. Code, Chapter 45: Fair Housing
Landlord and Tenant Resources from Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG), including model forms and checklists
Housing webpage from MontanaLawHelp.org
Guide to Montana’s Discrimination Laws, from the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Human Rights Bureau
Discrimination in Housing, from Montana Fair Housing