Montana Required Landlord Disclosures

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in Montana must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

Montana Required Landlord Disclosures

Montana requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants:

Move-in checklist. Checklists are required when landlords collect a security deposit. (Mont. Code Ann. § 70-25-206)

Owner or agent identity.  A landlord or a person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on his behalf must disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises; and the owner of the premises or a person authorized to act for the owner for the purpose of service of process and receiving notices and demands. (Mont. Code Ann. 
§ 70-24-301)

Check the Montana statute (Mont. Code Ann. § 70-25-101(4), 70-25-206, 70-24-301) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance, particularly if your rental unit is covered by rent control, for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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