Montana

My Landlord Won't Fix the Heat. Do I Still Have to Pay Rent?

Authored By: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) LSC Funded
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Question:

My landlord won=t fix the heat. Do I still have to pay rent?

Answer:

Yes.You must pay your rent even if your landlord has not fixed the heat problem. To get the problem fixed, you may have to ask a court to help you. If it is winter and you could be hurt by the cold before you can ask a court to help, you can have the repair made by a qualified repairperson. Then you can subtract the cost of the repair from the next month=s rent. For more information, click here.