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Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) FAQ

Notice: The Maine HAF Program is winding down. Complete applications received after January 10, 5 PM will be put on a waitlist.
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What happens if I am sued for a debt in Maine District Court?

What happens if I am sued for a debt in district court?   If you are sued for a debt in district court, the creditor is the Plaintiff and you are the Defendant.  
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Tenant's Repair and Deduct Form Letter

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!
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How To: Get Ready for a Disclosure Hearing in Maine

Printable Guide This guide will walk you through what to expect at a disclosure hearing, and what you will need to know to go in prepared.
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Una Guía de Maine: Cómo Hacer Que Le Devuelvan su Depósito de Alquiler– Y Qué Hacer Cuando No

Para que le devuelvan el depósito usted deberá ser capaz de demostrar:
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Rights of Maine Renters: How to get your security deposit back - and what to do if you don't

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.
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Maine Tenant's Notice of Warranty of Habitability Violation

Here is a sample form you can use if you need to inform a landlord in writing of an unsafe or unfit rental housing condition. 
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Form Letter: Security Deposit Return Request

You can use this sample form to request the return of your security deposit in Maine.  We strongly recommend that you learn about the relevant Maine rules before using this form.
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Maine Tenant's Request for Security Deposit Account Information

Maine tenants can use this form letter to request information from their landlord about where their security deposit is being held.
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Rental Housing Standard Radon Disclosure Form for Landlords

Effective March 1, 2014, Maine landlords are required to test rental units for radon gas.  More details here We have linked below the Maine DHHS standard radon disclosure form, with their "Radon Tips" information attached.