Montana Lease Agreement

montana residential lease agreement
Montana Residential Lease Agreement
TurboTenant's Montana lease agreement, crafted by local attorneys and property owners, ensures legal compliance and full protection for landlords.

Montana lease agreements are essential documents that outline the terms and conditions under which a rental property is leased by a tenant. These agreements are designed to protect both the landlord and the tenant by establishing clear guidelines and responsibilities. TurboTenant’s Lease Agreement Generator and Templates offer a comprehensive solution for landlords in Montana, ensuring that each lease agreement is tailored to the specific needs of the rental arrangement while remaining compliant with Montana laws.

Section 1 – Custom to You

The customization of a lease agreement is paramount to its effectiveness. In Montana, the lease agreement begins with the inclusion of specific details about the rental arrangement. This includes identifying the parties involved, the rent amount, utility responsibilities, and more. These details are added during the lease creation process and are summarized at the beginning of the agreement for easy reference.

Key Customizable Elements

  • Additional Provisions: This section allows landlords to incorporate property-specific rules, necessary local clauses, or other unique requirements. It’s recommended to have any additional provisions reviewed by a lawyer to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
  • Lost Key Policy: If tenants fail to return all keys upon moving out, they are responsible for the full cost of rekeying the property. This ensures security and convenience for future tenants.

Section 2 – Specific to Montana

To ensure compliance with local laws, certain clauses specific to Montana are included in the lease agreement and should not be altered without consulting with an attorney first. Changes can be made with the use of our Advanced Editor feature, but we strongly recommend you check with an attorney if you make any changes to these clauses to make sure you are still compliant with state and/or local laws.. These clauses cover various aspects that affect both the landlord and the tenant.

Notable Montana Regulations

  • Late Fees (Section 2.1): Rent is due in full on the 1st of every month. A late fee of 5% of the unpaid rent amount can be charged if full payment is not received by 5:00 pm on the 5th.
  • Occupancy Limits and Guests (Section 2.5): Only tenants and their dependents are allowed to occupy the premises, with one guest permitted for a maximum of 15 days every 6 months.
  • Notification of Repairs (Section 2.7): Tenants are responsible for repairs due to their misuse or negligence and must immediately notify the landlord of serious building issues. Landlords are responsible for repairs necessary for a healthy and safe living environment.
  • Notifying of Absences (Section 2.9): Tenants must inform the landlord if they will be away from the rental property for more than 7 days, allowing the landlord to check in and ensure everything is in order.
  • Changing Locks (Section 2.12): Tenants must request in writing if they wish to change locks or security devices. The cost is borne by the tenant, but installation is handled by the landlord.
  • Lease Termination fee (Section 2.15) Notice must be given for the lease termination fee if terminated early without cause.
  • Methamphetamine Disclosure (Section 2.16) is required to be in the lease.
  • Mold Disclosure (Section 2.17) is required to be in the lease.

Section 3 – General Clauses for Best Practices

This section includes standard clauses found in most lease agreements, reflecting best practices in landlord-tenant relationships.

Key General Clauses

  • Subletting (Section 3.1): Tenants are not allowed to sublease the rental property without the landlord’s written permission.
  • Altering or Improving the Property (Section 3.2): Tenants cannot make alterations or improvements without the landlord’s consent. The property must be returned in its original condition upon move-out.
  • Follow the Law (Section 3.14): Tenants must not violate any laws or ordinances while on the rental property. Violations can lead to the termination of the lease agreement.
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FAQ

What constitutes a late fee in Montana?

In Montana, a late fee of 5% of the unpaid rent amount can be charged if the rent is not paid in full by 5:00 pm on the 5th of the month.

Are there occupancy limits for rental properties in Montana?

Yes, only the tenants and their dependents may occupy the property. One guest is allowed for up to 15 days every 6 months.

What is the policy for notifying of repairs in Montana?

Tenants must pay for repairs due to misuse or negligence and immediately notify the landlord of serious issues. Landlords must maintain the property in a healthy and safe condition.

Can tenants change locks in Montana rental properties?

Yes, but tenants must request this in writing, and they are responsible for the cost. The landlord handles the installation.

TurboTenant Montana Lease Agreements

TurboTenant simplifies the process of creating compliant and comprehensive lease agreements for landlords in Montana. By using TurboTenant’s Lease Agreement Generator and Templates, landlords can ensure their agreements meet Montana’s specific legal requirements and incorporate best practices for successful landlord-tenant relationships. For any custom provisions, consulting with a legal professional is recommended to ensure they are compliant and effectively protect both the landlord and tenant’s interests.

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