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Renters' Rights and Responsibilities

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As a renter, you are responsible for paying your rent on time, keeping your place safe and clean, and not damaging or allowing anyone else to damage your place. In return, you are protected against housing discrimination, entitled to live in safe and decent housing, and protected against unlawful eviction.


For more detailed information about your rights as a renter and about the rights of your landlord, see Landlord and Tenant Rights in Montana.



Please review the following resources for more information:

Office of Consumer Protection

For Tenants and Landlords - The Office of Consumer Protection





 Tenants rights, laws and protections

Tenants Rights, Laws and Protections: Montana - U.S Dept. of Housing and Urban Development




U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

Rental Assistance: Advice, Rental Units, Fair Housing, etc - U.S Dept of Housing and Urban Development


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Housing Division

301 S Park Ave Room 240
Helena MT 59601

Mailing Address
PO Box 200528
Helena MT 59620-0528

Phone: 406.841.2840
Fax: 406.841.2841
TDD: 406.841.2702
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