Montana Title 70. Property § 70-16-209. Repair or rebuilding of partition fences

If a person neglects or refuses to repair or rebuild any partition fence that by law the person ought to build or maintain, the occupant of the adjoining land may, after giving 60 days' notice that a new fence should be erected or 5 days' notice in writing that the repairing of the fence is necessary, build or repair the fence at the expense of the party neglecting or refusing.  The amount expended may be recovered from the neglecting or refusing party after receipt of the notice, and the neglecting or refusing party is liable to the party injured for all damages sustained by the neglect or refusal.

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