Maine Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: March 28, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Maine lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

Types of Maine Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
30 Day Notice To Vacate Periodic or Fixed Term

Maine 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Maine 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a periodic (e.g., week-to-week or month-to-month) or fixed-term rental agreement, as well as expired leases or situations without a written lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) days before the date of termination.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Maine

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Maine

The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

For tenants who have paid rent through the end date of the notice period or after, the notice must expire on or after the date through which the rent has been paid.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Maine

Maine landlords and tenants delivering a written lease termination notice must make three (3) good faith efforts to hand deliver the notice to the other party in person. Afterward, notice may be posted at the other party’s property, plus delivered by first class mail with a certificate of mailing.

Mailed notice extends a notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.