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Legal Tip of the Week - COVID-19 and rental late fees


From Montana Legal Services Association

Did you know that landlords cannot charge late fees from March 30 through May 24 (later for those especially vulnerable to coronavirus)?  

Gov. Steve Bullock issued a directive March 30, saying that landlords should not charge any tenants for late fees, interest, or other charges or penalties because of nonpayment of rent. Bullock extended that directive through May 24, longer for those vulnerable to coronavirus. That means that even if you fell behind on rent, you shouldn’t get charged fees or interest between March 30 and May 24. It is a good...

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