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Montana Leases and Rental Agreements Laws

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Code Section49-2-305; 70-24-201(2); 70-25-201, et seq.
Terms of LeasesHoldover converts to month-to-month tenancy unless tenant pays weekly, then week-to-week
DepositsNo limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; before any damages are subtracted from deposit, landlord must give tenant an itemized list and provide an opportunity for tenant to clean or fix the problem; deposit must be returned within 10 days of termination
DiscriminationNo discrimination on basis of sex, marital status, race, creed, religion, age, familial status, physical/mental handicap, color, national origin; housing for older persons exempted; landlord may discriminate against children in duplex in which owner resides in half
Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?Yes

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