This summary is provided to give information about the apartments and lease. It does not cover every aspect of the lease. A lease will be provided after an application has been approved. If you have further questions after reading this, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 406-496-4425

Students not required to live on-campus are eligible for occupancy. All people living in the unit must sign the lease. The lease holder must be a registered student during each semester of occupancy. Faculty or staff members of Montana Tech may lease an apartment, should space permit. When apartments are available, priority is given to student families. 

Montana Tech maintains two- and three-bedroom apartment units. Application for housing is made by completing the apartment housing application form either in paper or online. A $100 deposit is required to be on the list for apartments. Students will be notified via a letter of apartment availability and wait-list status, and assignments are made according to the date of receipt of the completed application (including deposit) . Rent and other fees are assessed to the person who applied. Fee assessment will not be split amongst tenants. 

The landlord makes no warranty as to the date of delivery of possession of the unit and the tenant assumes all risks thereof. Applicants will remain on the waiting list until they notify the Office of Residence Life of an intent to withdraw their applications.

A deposit of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is required at the time of application for damages, to reserve apartment assignment, and to secure payment of rent. The deposit shall be returned in full, less any deductions for damages, upon vacation of the apartment. This deposit is a security and damage deposit only. After all rent balances are cleared, the damage deposit will be refunded to the tenant after proper check out with the Apartment Manager. A portion of this deposit may also be held if the student fails to check out properly. Rent , network fees, and other recurring charges are payable in advance on the first (1st) of each month at the Montana Tech Business Office. A late charge will be assessed for payments received after that date. The landlord reserves the right to increase the applicable monthly rental during the term of this agreement. At least thirty (30) days written notice of any increase in rent will be given.  If the tenant checks out from before the end of the period for which rent has been paid and has given 30-days' written notice and there are no further charges assessed, the unused rent will be refunded based on the weekly occupancy status. 

The tenant is responsible for heat and electrical utilities through NorthWestern Energy. Billing for utilities must be set up between NorthWestern and the tenant prior to or at the time of check-in. 

The tenant are not permitted to store or use in the dwelling any gasoline, kerosene, burning fluid, or other combustible or explosive material of any type. All propane (barbecue or torch type) must be kept outside the dwelling. Under no conditions are pets allowed in College Housing with the exception of fish tanks (30 Gal. maximum). Guide or companion animals for a documented disability are allowed with the appropriate paperwork. Commercial use of any part of the dwelling or facilities or grounds is not allowed. 

Tenants and their guests must conduct themselves in a manner which will not disturb other residents. This includes, but is not limited to: stereo, TV, radio equipment, or any other behavior in a manner that unreasonably disturbs other residents, and refraining from allowing children or guests to become noisy in a way which unreasonably disturbs other tenants.The tenant(s) shall assist and cooperate in the care and maintenance of the premises and report promptly to the manager any damage or need for repair of the dwelling unit. No screws or nails in paneling will be allowed. The tenant is responsible for keeping college premises, equipment, and furnishings in good condition. Storage of personal belongings is not allowed outside of units. Without the prior express written authorization of the landlord, the tenant may not make repairs, paint or otherwise modify or refinish a unit. Tenants may not remove or store college furniture outside of the units in which they reside. Tenants may not have keys duplicated or locks added or altered, except as required by college personnel. Each tenant is responsible for the removal of snow on walks between their unit and the main sidewalk parallel to the street or parking lot. Vehicles including, but not limited to, motorcycles and bicycles shall not be parked on walkways providing access to the units. Tenants should also respect limited parking, and ensure that their guest parking doesn't inconvenience other tenants. Washers, dryers, and dishwashers are not allowed. 

The landlord may at any time elect not to renew this month-to-month tenancy by giving thirty (30) days' advance notice in writing. In case of eviction, default, or abandonment or other termination of occupancy, the landlord shall have the right to re-enter and take possession of the premises and remove all persons and property. The tenant may, at any time, elect not to renew this month-to-month tenancy by giving the landlord thirty (30) days written notice prior to termination of this lease agreement. A tenant who graduates or is otherwise no longer eligible for college housing must vacate the premises within five (5) working days. Thirty (30) days written notice is required. 

Tenants shall not transfer possession, lease, or sublet the premises. 

Montana Tech is not liable for, nor does it carry, insurance that covers the property of the tenants. 

If the tenant should breach any of the covenants of this agreement, the tenant does hereby authorize the landlord to terminate the lease agreement and take possession of the premises. 

Landlord reserves the right to enter unit as necessary to complete repairs. Every effort of prior notice and scheduling will be made, but emergency circumstance may preclude prior notice. 

Montana Tech does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, physical handicap, or mental handicap. 

Revised Sept. 2011