Montana Month to Month Rental Agreement Form

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The Montana Month to Month Lease Agreement Form an easily used tool for documenting an At-Will Tenancy’s terms as they existed at the time of agreement. Month-to-Month leases are referred to as At-Will Tenancies because, unlike a fixed-term lease, either signature party participating in the agreement may choose to terminate their participation thus ending the contract altogether. Such a term to a lease provides all the benefits of protection the law affords the Landlord and the Tenant of a premises while simultaneously granting each party the additional freedom remaining solely by choice. Fixed term leases are extremely difficult to escape before their terms naturally terminate however so long as one is accordance with Montana Code Title 70 Ch. 24, a landlord or tenant may end their involvement and obligations to the other party and the leased property relatively easily.

This statute will require thirty days’ notice be issued by the terminating party to the remaining party in writing. Additionally, it must be received at least thirty days before the desired termination date. This will, hopefully, aid the party remaining party in staving off significant hardships and possible personal or financial disaster. Of course, it is also a consideration that will serve as a positive way to terminate an agreement. This is almost always desirable.

Minimum Termination Period – 30 days

Laws – § 70-24-441

How to Write

Step 1 – In the first paragraph list the name of the Tenant on space and the name of the Landlord on the second blank space. Then, on the third blank space, enter the Date of the agreement.

Step 2 – In the second paragraph, fill in the first blank line with the Street Address of the property and the second blank line with the City where the property exists in.

Step 3 – In the paragraph labeled “Lease Term,” report the Start Date for this lease.

Step 4 – In “Lease Payments,” fill in the first two spaces the first blank with the monthly rent amount. Then on the third blank space, enter the Address where the rent must be received.

Step 5 – In the “Late Charges” paragraph, enter the last Calendar Date of the month where payment of the rent is considered on time on the first blank space. On the second blank space enter the daily charge that will be added to the rent. On the third blank space define the date where non-payment of rent would be considered a breach of the lease conditions.

Step 6 – In “Security Deposit,” fill in the security deposit amount the Landlord requires for the property.

Step 7 – In the paragraph labeled “Defaults,” enter the number of days from receipt of a Notice from the Landlord the Tenant will have to rectify a lease violation.

Step 8 – In the paragraph labeled “Occupants,” enter the maximum number of people allowed to live with the signature party on the property while this agreement is in effect.

Step 9 – In the “Utilities and Services” paragraph, indicate which utilities and/or services the Seller/Landlord shall pay for duration of the lease. There will be a blank line below this paragraph to enter any utilities and/or services the Seller/Landlord shall pay for that has not been mentioned.

Step 10- In “Pets,” document the pet security deposit in the blank space.

Step 11 – In the “Abandonment” section, define how many days past the due date where the Buyer/Tenant may go missing before the Seller/Landlord may investigate for abandonment. Enter this number of days after the rent is paid on the first blank space. Then on the second blank line enter this number of days in the case where rent has not been paid.

Step 12 – In the paragraph labeled “Display of Signs,” enter the number of days before the natural expiration of this lease where the Seller/Landlord may advertise the property is available for rent.

Step 13 – In “Noise,” enter the earlier time of morning where the Buyer/Tenant may move furniture in or out of the property on the blank space preceding the word “a.m.” Then on the blank space preceding the word “p.m.” enter the latest time of day where the Buyer/Tenant may move furniture in or out of the leased property.

Step 14 – In the “Parking” section, mark the first box if the Buyer/Tenant will be given a parking space (also, make sure to define where the parking space is located and the number of spaces available in the appropriate areas). If not, mark the second box.

Step 15 – In “Balconies,” check the first box if Buyer/Tenant may use a Balcony on the leased property to perform the actions listed. If not, place a check mark in the second box.

Step 16 – In the area, “Additional Terms and Conditions,” list any provisions all signature parties agree should be a part of this agreement.

Step 17 – At the conclusion of this document, The Seller/Landlord must sign and print his or her name. Below this, the Buyer/Tenant must sign and print his/her name.


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