Montana Eviction Notice Forms

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A Montana eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (3 in Montana) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Montana. The state of Montana provides a sample of the form letter required to notify a tenant of his/her landlord’s intention to regain possession of the rental property as well as guidance in filling out this letter appropriately.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Montana Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The date of the notice.
  • The name and contact information of the person issuing the notice.
  • The name of the tenant(s).
  • The address of the property.
  • The reason the notice is being issued.
  • The amount of time the tenant has to remedy the issue or vacate the rental property.
  • The signature of the person issuing the notice.

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Montana, a landlord may deliver the eviction notice to his/her tenant in several different ways. These notices may be:

  • Personally delivered to the tenant.
  • Posted on the property door.
  • Mailed to the tenant.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 3 Day Notice to Pay or Vacate

In the state of Montana, when a tenant fails to pay rent, the landlord must provide him/her with a written 3-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate before proceeding with the eviction process.

Along with information that must be included in all Montana notices, the 3-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate must also include:

  • The amount of rent owed.

Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Pay or Vacate template form below (.pd direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – Notice to Vacate

In the state of Montana, a landlord must provide his/her tenant with a written notice and the opportunity to remedy the lease violation before proceeding with the eviction process. The violation will dictate the amount of time the landlord is required to offer for correction of the issue. The landlord is required to allow:

  • 3-Days to cure for unauthorized pets or guests.
  • 24-Hours to allow access or 14 days to vacate.
  • 24-Hours to fix locks removed, changed, or added without permission or 14 days to vacate.
  • 3-Days to repair damage to property.
  • 14-Days to cure or vacate all other fixable violations.

If the tenant has repeatedly violated terms of the lease within six months, the landlord may provide a written 5 Day Notice to Vacate with no opportunity to remedy the situation.

Along with information that must be included in all Montana notices, the Notice to Vacate must include:

  • A statement indicating the violation to the terms of the lease

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Lease Violation template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – 3 Day Notice to Quit

In Montana a landlord must provide his/her tenant with a 3 Day Notice to Quit before proceeding with the eviction process when the tenant has been arrested for or charged with a criminal offense that creates a reasonable potential of danger to other tenants or the rental property.

Along with information that must be included in all Montana notices, the 3 Day Notice to Quit must include:

  • A statement indicating the criminal offense for which the notice is being issued.

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice to Quit for Illegal Behavior template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Notice to Quit Termination of at will tenancy

A landlord may evict an “at-will” tenant in the state of Montana so long as he/she has first provided the appropriate written notice. When dealing with a weekly “at-will” tenant, a landlord is required to provide a written 7-Day Notice to Quit. When dealing with a month-to-month “at-will” tenant, the landlord is required to provide a written 30-Day Notice to Quit.

Along with information that must be included in all Montana notices, the Notice to Quit Termination of at will Tenancy must include:

  • The amount of time the tenant has to vacate the rental property.

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Tenants at Will template form below (.pdf direct link)