The Maine rental application allows landlords to verify a prospective tenant's background information and credit history before signing a lease agreement. In Maine, there is no maximum for an application fee; the landlord may ask for any amount and the fee is non-refundable. Maine Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination against an applicant based on race, religion, sexual preference, familial status, national origin, or disability.
Landlords in Maine may not ask for more than two (2) months' rent for a security deposit.
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The rental application should include the following sections:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Maine Housing (Maine State Housing Authority)
Maine Legal Services for the Elderly
New Mainers Tenants' Association
According to Maine’s State Laws, the most that a landlord may charge is the equivalent of two (2) month’s rent, and must return the deposit within 30 days after lease termination; 21 days for “at will” or non-written lease agreements (Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, §§ 6031 to 6038).