2017 Montana Code Annotated
Part 1. Montana Rental-Purchase Agreement Act
30-19-103. Definitions

Universal Citation: MT Code § 30-19-103 (2017)

30-19-103. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Advertisement" means a commercial message in any medium that aids, promotes, or assists, directly or indirectly, a rental-purchase agreement but does not include price tags, window signs, or other in-store merchandising aids.

(2) "Cash price" means the price at which the lessor would have sold the property to the consumer for cash on the date of the rental-purchase agreement.

(3) "Consumer" means a person who rents personal property under a rental-purchase agreement to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

(4) "Consummation" means the time that a consumer becomes contractually obligated by signing a rental-purchase agreement.

(5) "Lessor" means a person who regularly provides the use of property through rental-purchase agreements and to whom rent payments are initially payable on the face of the rental-purchase agreement.

(6) "Rental-purchase agreement" or "agreement" means an agreement between a lessor and a consumer that has the following characteristics:

(a) the agreement governs the use of personal property by a person primarily for personal, family, or household purposes;

(b) the agreement is entered into for an initial period of 4 months or less and is automatically renewable with each payment after the initial period;

(c) the agreement does not obligate or require the consumer to continue renting or using the property beyond the initial period; and

(d) the agreement permits the consumer to become the owner of the property.

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 263, L. 2001.

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