Landlord-Tenant Issues

Landlord Tenant

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Are You A Landlord Or Property Manager? We can provide you with assistance with every aspect of landlord-tenant law and real property law in Montana, including matters such as:

  • Evictions and Unlawful Detainers – No landlord wants to be stuck with a nightmare tenant, but if you don’t take the right steps at the right time, your nightmare is only beginning. Montana landlords may not unilaterally evict tenants or cut off their utilities. Eviction actions require court approval. The process involves a variety of notices, all of which must be carefully prepared and served. Each phase of the process has its own set of deadlines and specific procedures. With our advice, you will know what to expect, how much it will cost, how long it will take and how to preserve and protect your property.
  • Security Deposits – The disposition of security deposits requires strict accordance with Montana law. A landlord may withhold the security deposit for a number of reasons such as unpaid rent or damage to the property, however recent changes in Montana law affect how you handle these deposits. We can help you do it right and stay out of court. Doing it wrong will cost you.
  • Notifications and Inspections – The landlord and tenant must inspect the premises when the tenant moves in and note any pre-existing damage or indication of mold. Recent changes to Montana tenant law regulate the timing and manner of these inspections. We will help you avoid the mistakes that can cost you thousands.
  • Lease Drafting – Clear and up to date rental agreements are the key to avoiding disputes in the landlord-tenant relationship. Recent changes in Montana law prohibit many commonly used provisions in leases. Not knowing about these changes can cost you. Let our office review your lease so that you can stay out of court.

Contact Orr McDonnell Law PLLC for all your Landlord-Tenant Issues.