Legal Tip of the Week

   Did you know …

that your landlord is not supposed to shut off your essential services like utilities? Utilities means electricity, gas or water. If your landlord turns off any of your utilities, you can give the landlord a written demand to turn it back on. If the landlord still doesn’t turn it back on, you have several options for getting the problem fixed.

   For more information, please visit the Housing section of If you can’t find the information you want, click on the LiveHelp button or call the Montana Legal Services Association HelpLine at 1-800-