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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

  1. Lead Paint 

  2. Energy Efficiency 

  3. Radon 

  4. Bedbugs 

  5. Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors  

IV. SECURITY DEPOSIT 

aEscrow Account 
b. Return of Security Deposit 

V. STATE REGISTRATION & TAXES

VI. LEASE BREACHES

VII. EVICTION PROCESS
a.
 Notice to Quit – 

b. Eviction Complaint 

c. Hearing 

d. Writ of Possession 

VIII.  RENT OWED AFTER EARLY TERMINATION