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A Maine eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (7 in Maine) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Maine.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Maine Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. In the state of Maine, this information includes:

  • The date of the notice
  • The name of the tenant(s)
  • The address of the rental property
  • The name and address of the person issuing the notice
  • The signature of the person issuing the notice
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The length of time the tenant has to correct the issue or vacate the property
  • A completed certificate of service with:
    • The date of service
    • The name of the person receiving the notice
    • A statement indicating how the notice was served
    • The signature of the person providing service of the notice

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Maine, a landlord must attempt to provide the tenant with a written copy of the eviction notice by personal delivery three times before he/she may post a copy of the notice.

  • Personal deliver to the tenant (must be attempted 3 times)
  • Posting in a visible place at the property (after three attempts to provide personal delivery)

It should be noted that if the notice is posted, the landlord must also send a copy of the notice by 1st class mail to the tenant’s last known address.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 7 Day Notice to Quit NonPayment of Rent

In the state of Maine, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written eviction notice before proceeding with the eviction process. When the tenant has failed to pay rent on time, the landlord must provide the tenant with a 7 Day Notice to Quit NonPayment of Rent . This notice provides the tenant with 7 days to pay the outstanding rent or vacate the property.

Along with information that must be included in all Maine eviction notices, the 7 Day Notice to Quit NonPayment of Rent must include:

  • A statement indicating that the tenant is 15 days or more arrears in payment of his/her rent
  • A statement indicating the amount of rent due as well as the date for which the rent is owned

Get the downloadable 7 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – 7 Day Notice to Comply or Quit

In the state of Maine, a tenant may be evicted for a “material lease provision.” When a tenant has violated a significant aspect of the lease or rental agreement, the landlord is required to provide a written 7-Day Notice to Quit . The landlord is not required to provide the tenant with the opportunity to remedy the situation.

Along with information that must be included in all Maine eviction notices, the 7 Day Notice to Comply or Quit must include:

  • A statement identifying the violation committed

Get the downloadable 7 Day Notice to Comply or Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – 30 Day Notice to Terminate Form

In the state of Maine, a landlord must first provide a month-to-month “at-will” tenant with a 30 Day Notice to Terminate Form before proceeding with the eviction process.

Along with information that must be included in all Maine eviction notices, the 30 Day Notice to Terminate Form must include:

  • A statement indicating the exact date that the tenant must vacate the property

Get the downloadable 30 Day Notice to Terminate template form below (.pdf direct link)