Maine Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template
The Maine standard residential lease agreement is the standard, one (1) year rental agreement between a landlord and tenant. Once the contract has been signed by both parties (along with all required disclosures) it becomes legally binding to both landlord and tenant for the term stated. It is recommended that the landlord put all potential tenants through a screening process to ensure that they are being truthful about their income and employment. A background check may also be an option for higher-risk candidates and the property owner/manager is allowed to charge a non-refundable fee for these checks.
Required Disclosures (7)
Electricity to Common Areas (§ 6024) – Unless both parties agree, the landlord shall not bill the tenant for electricity, heat, or any utility or service that is for common areas in the property.
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – For all residences built before the year 1978.