Part 1 General Provisions § 70-25-101 – § 70-25-103
Part 2 Rights and Duties § 70-25-201 – § 70-25-206

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 70 > Chapter 25 - Residential Tenants' Security Deposits

  • Cleaning expenses: means the actual and necessary cost of cleaning done by an owner or the owner's selected representative for cleaning needs not attributable to normal wear brought about by the tenant's failure to bring the premises to the condition it was at the time of renting. See Montana Code 70-25-101
  • Damage: means any and all tangible loss, injury, or deterioration of a leasehold premises caused by the willful or accidental acts of the tenant occupying the leasehold premises or by the tenant's family, licensees, or invitees, as well as any and all tangible loss, injury, or deterioration resulting from the tenant's omissions or failure to perform any duty imposed upon the tenant by law with respect to the leasehold. See Montana Code 70-25-101
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Leasehold premises: means the premises occupied by the tenant together with all common areas, recreational facilities, parking areas, and storage facilities to which the tenant has access, as well as all personal property owned or controlled by the landlord the use of which is permitted to the tenant. See Montana Code 70-25-101
  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Personal property: means money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Security deposit: means value given, in money or its equivalent, to secure the payment of rent by the tenant under a leasehold agreement or to secure payment for damage to and cleaning of the leasehold premises. See Montana Code 70-25-101
  • Writing: includes printing. See Montana Code 1-1-203