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A Maine lease agreement is a written document between a landlord who owns the property and the tenant(s) who want to lease the property for their use. The lease explains the duties of both the landlord and the tenant. It covers how the property will be used (residential or commercial), how much rent is due each month, how the rent should be paid, how utilities are split, and any pet policies. It will also detail how much money will be paid as a security deposit. All Maine lease agreements must comply with the landlord-tenant law in the state.
The most commonly used Maine lease agreements include a commercial lease agreement, a standard (annual) lease agreement, a lease to own agreement, a month-to-month lease agreement, and a roommate agreement.
Maine’s Attorney General provides a standard Maine lease agreement. If you’re going to write your own, you should make sure that your version includes everything that the official version has within it. Your Maine lease agreement should include:
The landlord and the tenant should keep a copy of the executed Maine lease agreement.
There are several disclosures that must be made in a Maine lease agreement. These disclosures are required by state law:
Federal law requires that landlords renting out a property that built in 1978 or before must provide a lead paint disclosure.