A Montana 7 Day Notice to Vacate is an official document written to terminate a week-to-week lease. The notice is provided to either party at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date set forth in the notice.
When to Use a Montana 7 Day Notice to Vacate
The landlord or the tenant may use a Montana seven (7)-Day Notice to Vacate to end a week-to-week lease. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent weekly.
How to Write a Montana 7 Day Notice to Vacate
For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:
- State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
- Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
- For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
- Sign the notice and print your name.
- For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.
Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.
How to Serve a Montana 7 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Montana using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the other party in person;
- Mailing the notice by certified mail with a return receipt or first class mail with a certificate of mailing;
- Sending the notice electronically (via email message) if agreed to by both parties.
When sending the notice by certified or first class mail, add three (3) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.
- 1 MT Code § 70-24-441
The landlord or the tenant may terminate a week-to-week tenancy by a written notice given to the other at least 7 days before the termination date specified in the notice.Source Link
- 2 MT Code § 70-24-108
In the case of a tenant or a landlord, it is transmitted to an electronic mail address provided by the tenant or the landlord in the rental agreement. Notice by electronic mail is complete on receipt of a read receipt generated by an electronic mail system or an electronic mail reply other than an automatically generated electronic mail reply.
In the case of a landlord or tenant, it is delivered in hand to the landlord or tenant or mailed with a certificate of mailing or by certified mail to the person at the place indicated by the person as the place for receipt of the communication or, in the absence of a designation, to the person’s last-known address.Source Link
- 3 MT Code § 70-24-108
If notice is made with a certificate of mailing or by certified mail, service of the notice is considered to have been made on the date 3 days after the date of mailing.Source Link