Learn about your rights as a tenant in Maine. Find information about eviction, unsafe housing, utilities & more.
Are there new landlord tenant rules in Portland, Maine?
There are new landlord-tenant rules that went into effect in Portland at the beginning of December, 2020. The rules cover:
- Discrimination in housing;
- The length of notices for tenants-at-will; and
- Rent increases
These new rules are specific to the City of Portland, Maine. They do not apply anywhere else in the state of Maine.
Do the rules apply to me?
The rules do not apply to:
Eviction Information Session
Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Every Tuesday (starting 9/29) at 9:00 am, Pine Tree hosts an information session about the eviction process in Maine. During the session, you can learn about:
Caution! Repair and deduct can be a risky strategy - read our information about the Rights of Maine Renters in Unsafe or Unfit Housing before you try to use this form!
Para que le devuelvan el depósito usted deberá ser capaz de demostrar:
- Que usted pagó su depósito de alquiler, y
- Que no causó ningún daño al apartamento, casa o tráiler que alquiló, más allá del normal uso y desgaste.
Estos son los pasos que usted debe seguir para asegurarse de probar las anteriores condiciones:
This classroom will walk you through the basics of security deposits in Maine, from what you should do before you move in, to what you can do if you don't get your deposit back when you move out. It explains what security deposits are, and steps you can take to make sure you get your deposit back when you move out.
Is this classroom for you?
You may use this classroom if:
Is PTLA open? Can I still get help?
To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone. If you are looking for legal help, please visit our Contact Us page for information about our up-to-date call in hours. Thank you for your understanding.
Can I be evicted during the COVID-19 State of Emergency?
Maybe. There are a few emergency rules that change the ways evictions happen in Maine. But, may of the “normal” eviction rules still apply.