Bill would limit rental-application fees

HELENA — Bozeman state Sen. J.P. Pomnichowski says she began hearing last year from constituents being charged substantial fees just to apply to rent, or even view, an apartment or home in the city’s tight – and expensive – rental market.

“I’m not opposed to the idea of collecting a fee to do something like a credit check on a renter,” she told MTN News. “But to charge a fee, just for the right to put in an application? I think it’s a vast overreach.”