A Maine 30 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a periodic (i.e., weekly or monthly) or fixed-term rental agreement. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.
When To Use a Maine 30 Day Notice To Vacate
A Maine 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates the following types of tenancy:
- A fixed-term rental agreement
- Any periodic tenancy (e.g., week-to-week or month-to-month)
- An expired lease
- A rental with no written lease where the tenant pays rent on a monthly basis
Some types of Maine lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.
How To Write a Maine 30 Day Notice To Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:
- Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
- Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises
- Provide updated/current address and phone number information
- Print name and sign the notice
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature
It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.
How To Serve a Maine 30 Day Notice To Vacate
Maine landlords and tenants must deliver a Notice To Vacate in person by default. If delivery cannot be made, after at least three (3) good faith attempts to deliver notice in person, either party may post notice at the other party’s address of record, PLUS delivery by first class mail with a certificate of mailing.
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.