Montana Public Radio

Montana Association of Realtors

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic recession are casting differently-sized shadows across the United States. In Montana, unemployment has been high but never above the national average. Until early October 2020, the COVID infection rate remained comparatively low. 

One surprising effect has been the growing migration to the state, in particular to Missoula and Bozeman, from other parts of the U.S.

Bill Would Give Landlords Option To Send Tenants To Collections

Feb 7, 2019
Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings. File photo.
Montana Legislature

HELENA — Landlords would be able to send their tenants to a collections agency for unpaid rent and other charges without a court ruling under a bill introduced to the Legislature.

Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings, is sponsoring Senate Bill 184, which amends the Residential Landlord Tenant Act. The changes would also allow landlords to charge their tenants fees if they break their lease agreement.