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Maine 7 Day Notice to Pay or Quit


After tenants are 7 days late, landlords may use this Maine 7 Day Notice to Pay or Quit. This is a single page PDF document.

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When a tenant doesn’t pay rent on time, a landlord may serve them with a Maine 7 Day Notice to Pay or Quit to demand the rent be paid within 7 days or move out. If the tenant doesn’t act by the end of the seventh day, the landlord may file an eviction lawsuit.

What Does Maine Law Say?

§ 6002(1)(C) …the tenancy may be terminated upon 7 days’ written notice in the event that the landlord can show, by affirmative proof, that:  The tenant is 7 days or more in arrears in the payment of rent; 

How to Fill Out

Step 1 – Write the name(s) the tenant(s).

Step 2 – Identify the period of time for which rent remains unpaid.

Step 3 – Enter the past due amount of rent.

Step 4 – Add the rental property address.

Step 5 – Give a deadline (at least 7 days) when the rent must be brought current.

Step 6 – Sign and date.

Step 7 – Serve the tenant with the notice and complete the record of service section stating who, how and when the tenant was served.

Maine Eviction Laws
Rent Grace Period: 7 days. § 6002(1)(C)
Nonpayment of Rent: 7 days. § 6002(1)(C)
Noncompliance: 7 days. § 6002(1)(B)
Termination (Month-to-Month Lease): 30 days. § 6002)
Eviction Lawsuit: Forcible Entry and Detainer. Chapter 709: Entry and Detainer

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