Landlord's Duties Regarding Mold in Montana

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Does My Landlord Have to Disclose the Presence of Mold Before I Rent a House or Apartment?

In 2003 Montana passed a law that requires a seller or landlord to disclose the presence of mold if they know of such a problem.  The seller or landlord may provide a written mold disclosure statement when they are offering to sell or rent you a house or apartment. 

Does My Landlord Have to Tell Me if There Has Previously Been Mold Found in the House or Apartment?

Montana law instructs that sellers and landlords must disclose whether a building has been tested for mold.  The seller or landlord must  disclose the results of all mold tests.  The seller or landlord also must disclose the results of all remediation efforts they took to fix the problem.

What Can I Do as a Tenant to Keep My Home Free of Mold?

It is your responsibility as a renter to maintain your house or apartment in a clean and sanitary condition.  Running your exhaust fans, vacuuming your carpets, and reporting and problems to your landlord in a prompt and timely manner will help prevent property damage and health problems.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Resolve My Mold Dispute?

A good Montana landlord-tenant lawyer will be able to guide you through the numerous legalities that are at issue whenever there is a mold problem in your home.  You should consult a lawyer, especially if your property or health has been damaged because of the mold.

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Last Modified: 05-27-2010 10:38 AM PDT

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