These Residential Lease Form templates make it so easy for Maine landlords to put together professional standard lease agreements and rental contracts for their tenants. Downloadable, affordable, and cheaper than an attorney.

Q: How much can I charge for a damage deposit?
A: Maine's landlord-tenant laws allow you to ask for a maximum of two months' rent as a security (or damage) deposit. The deposit must be returned to the tenant within 30 days of the date on which the tenancy ends (if there's a written agreement) or within 21 days (if there's no written agreement). However, the security deposit requirements do not apply to units in buildings made up of 5 or fewer units, provided that the landlord lives in one of the units.

Q: Am I entitled to charge a late fee if my tenant doesn't pay the rent on time?
A: Yes, but under Maine laws the rent is not considered late until 15 days have elapsed without it being paid. After that time you can charge a late fee that does not exceed 4% of the amount due for one month.
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Maine Agreement to Terminate Lease

Cancel a tenant's lease before it expires by mutual consent with this downloadable Maine Agreement for Early Termination of Lease form.

  • This form is not for evictions. It can only be used when both the landlord and tenant agree to terminate the lease early.
  • This Agreement is for residential tenants only. For commercial properties, a different form is required.
  • The tenant must still give the landlord w.....

Maine Extension of Residential Lease

Maine landlords, extend the period (term) of a lease on a residential rental property with this affordable Extension of Lease Agreement.

The landlord and tenant both agree to extend the lease term for an additional period, at the monthly rental rate set out in the Extension Agreement. All provisions of the original lease which are not amended in the Extension Agreement remain the same.

This Maine Residential Lease Extension Agreement is provided in MS .....

Maine Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement

Lease a house or apartment in Maine to a tenant with this Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement.

The lease runs for a fixed term, such as 1 year. The Lease Agreement contains standard conditions covering residential rentals such as:
  • when and how the rent payments are to be made;
  • security deposit and late charges;
  • responsibilities of each of the parties for maintenance and repairs;
  • abandonment of the property by the tenant;
  • .....

Maine Lease Co-Signer Agreement

ME landlords, if you are signing a lease with a tenant who is a minor (such as a student), make sure a parent or guardian of the tenant executes this Maine Lease Co-signer Agreement.

The co-signer agrees to:
  • allow the landlord to run a credit check on the co-signer,
  • guarantee that the tenant complies with the rental agreement,
  • guarantee the payment of rent.
This Maine Lease Co-signer Agreement is provided in MS Word format. I.....

Maine Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease

Get your landlord's consent to assign your lease or sublet your rental unit for the rest of the lease term with this Maine Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease.

  • The new tenant must meet the landlord's requirements, and the landlord must give its written approval of the new tenant.
  • The form contains clauses for either an assignment of the lease or a sublease of the premises.
  • The landlord has the option to hold the existing tenant responsible fo.....

Maine Rental Agreement for Residential Premises

Rent a house or apartment in Maine to a tenant with this Rental Agreement for Residential Premises, for a monthly or weekly tenancy.
  • The Agreement establishes what is called a "periodic tenancy" because it runs from rental period to rental period (month to month or week to week).
  • The tenant must pay late fees if the rent is not paid on time, and a charge for any returned checks.
  • The tenant is responsible for yard maintenance.
  • Procedure that the .....

Maine Residential Sublease Agreement

ME tenants, sublet the house or apartment you are renting with this Maine Residential Sublease Agreement.

  • The sublease requires the consent of the landlord.
  • The subtenant must pay the rent, the utilities and a damage deposit.
  • The subtenant must keep the premises in clean and good condition.
  • The subtenant cannot assign the sublease without the consent of both the landlord and the original tenant.
  • The sublease includes a Premises Inspec.....

Maine Tenant Agreement for Alterations to Rental Unit

Maine tenants, get your landlord's consent to do alterations to your rental unit with this Agreement for Tenant Alterations.

  • The tenant must use only the materials and procedures set out in the agreement.
  • The tenant confirms that s/he is not acting as an employee of the landlord.
  • The tenant waives all claims against the landlord for injury, loss or damage suffered as a result of the work.
  • The agreement contains alternate provisions as to ownership of.....