The Montana move-in/move-out checklist is a form used by landlords and tenants to document the state of the dwelling at the beginning and end of a tenancy. This document ensures that the tenant is not liable for any damages already existing within the premises that would otherwise be deducted from a security deposit. If a move-in/move-out checklist is not provided to a tenant, a landlord cannot demand any sum from the tenant for cleaning or repairs. Landlords can use the statement of condition for any rental unit or mobile home, excluding public housing. The document must be signed by the landlord and the tenant before the tenancy begins, and within thirty (30) days after the end of the tenancy.
Laws – § 70-25-206