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Consumer Information about Renting an Apartment or House

Consumer information you should know before renting an apartment or home, including links to info about your credit report, governmental housing assistance programs, and housing discrimination.

Montana Guide to Turning 18

Information for teens on becoming adults. What happens if you are arrested? How do you buy a car? What are your rights to privacy? And more...

What Happens if I Break My Lease Agreement? (FAQ)

Learn what you need to do when you move out, what legal reasons you might have to break your lease, what happens if you break your lease, and how you can sublease your unit.

What is an Oral Rental Agreement? (FAQ)

If you rent a residence in Montana, this article will help you learn your rights under an oral rental agreement and what you can do to enforce your rights.

When Your Landlord Can Raise Your Rent in Montana (FAQ)

Learn when and by how much your landlord may raise your rent whether you rent from a private landlord or get housing assistance.

Your Landlord's Right to Enter Your Rental Unit

Information about when your landlord can and cannot enter your rental unit.

Your Right to Quiet Enjoyment of Your Rental (FAQ)

Learn about your right to quiet enjoyment of your rental, and what you can do if your landlord or neighbor violates your rights.

Mediation Fact Sheet

Learn about what happens during and after mediation. Learn about what rights you have regarding mediation.

4 Steps to Take if Your Landlord Won’t Make Repairs

Learn what legal action you can take if your landlord won't make repairs. Find a letter you can download to send to your landlord asking for repairs.

Consumer Information about Renting an Apartment or House

Consumer information you should know before renting an apartment or home, including links to info about your credit report, governmental housing assistance programs, and housing discrimination.

The Basics of Renting a Home in Montana

Covers some basic FAQs about renting a home in the state of Montana.

What You Should Know about Evictions in Montana

Learn what you should do if you have received a notice terminating your lease or been served with eviction court papers in Montana.

Montana Guide to Turning 18

Information for teens on becoming adults. What happens if you are arrested? How do you buy a car? What are your rights to privacy? And more...

Healthy Homes Maintenance Checklist

Download a checklist to maintain a healthy home that is dry, safe, well-ventilated, free from contaminants and pests, and properly heated.

Montana Landlord's Rights & Duties Handbook: Rights of a Landlord

Part One of a guide to your rights and duties as a landlord in Montana.

Montana Landlords' Rights & Duties Handbook: What a Landlord Must Do

Part Two of a guide to your rights and duties as a landlord in Montana.

Montana Tenants' Rights and Duties Handbook

A guide to your rights and duties as a tenant in Montana.

What is a Legal Notice to Vacate?

Learn what Montana law says is a valid notice to vacate. Download a free form that you can send to your landlord to tell them if the notice they sent you wasn’t valid.

Emotional Support Animal Sample Letter

This sample letter can be completed by service providers and given to a landlord to show that an emotional support animal was prescribed to a tenant.

Notice of Moving Out (write-in-the-blank form)

This download a free letter to write to your landlord to let them know you will be moving or have already moved.

What is a Legal Notice to Vacate?

Learn what Montana law says is a valid notice to vacate. Download a free form that you can send to your landlord to tell them if the notice they sent you wasn’t valid.

Montana Guide to Turning 18

Information for teens on becoming adults. What happens if you are arrested? How do you buy a car? What are your rights to privacy? And more...

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