Montana 24-Hour Landlord Notice to Enter

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Updated June 03, 2022

Montana landlord’s notice to enter permits a landlord to go into the premises of an occupied dwelling. The landlord should present the tenant with a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours’ notice and should only access the property at reasonable times.

Laws Mont. Code Ann. § 70-24-312

Notice can be used for

  • Inspecting the premises;
  • Making necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations or improvements;
  • Supplying necessary or agreed services; and
  • Exhibiting the dwelling to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, contractors or workers.

Other Landlord Access

Emergency (§ 70-24-312(2)): A landlord may access the property without the tenant’s consent and at any time in case of an emergency.

Court order (§ 70-24-312(4)(a)): A landlord may access the property without the tenant’s consent and at any time pursuant to a court order.

Abandonment (§ 70-24-426): A landlord may access the premises at any time if a tenant has abandoned the property. If a tenant has been absent for more than seven days without previously providing notice to the landlord, the landlord may access the dwelling unit at times reasonably necessary.

Failure to maintain (§ 70-24-425): If a tenant’s failure to comply with his or her duty to maintain the property creates a material risk to health and safety, and that risk may be remedied by repair, replacement or cleaning, and the tenant fails to do so within 14 days of receiving written notice from the landlord regarding the issue, the landlord may enter the premises to do the necessary work.