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Maine Landlord Guide

Maine Landlord Guide

This guide provides the essential elements for those who are looking to be, or are already a residential landlord in Maine.  The guide provides the key legal information a landlord (either an individual or a legal entity, (e.g., LLC, Trust) needs to know before they rent out their property to a tenant.  The guide covers crucial information from the start of the renting process to the end, including security deposit requirements, the tax registration requirements and step-by-step instructions if there is the need to evict the tenant.  

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CONTENTS:

I.  FINDING GOOD TENANTS

  • Application

  • Prohibited restrictions 

II.  THE LEASE

III. DISCLOSURES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Lead Paint 

  • Energy Efficiency 

  • Radon 

  • Bedbugs 

  • Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors  

IV. SECURITY DEPOSIT 

  • Escrow Account

  • Return of Security Deposit 

V. LEASE BREACHES

VI. EVICTION PROCESS

  • Notice to Quit  

  • Eviction Complaint 

  • Hearing 

  • Writ of Possession 

VII.  RENT OWED AFTER EARLY TERMINATION