Landlord Tenant Issues

Landlord/tenant laws govern landlord tenant interactions involving rental property. Issues such as security deposits, rent, abandoned property, and landlord access to an apartment are frequent points of contention between landlords and tenants. Maine has specific rules that must be followed when entering into a landlord tenant relationship, whether or not the tenancy is an at will tenancy, or a lease tenancy. Regardless of your issue, the attorneys at Griffin & Jordan are ready to help you navigate the legal landscape.

landlordFor landlords, the first step to winning your case and protecting your investment in a rental property is to have a good lease. We have prepared hundreds of leases and can assist you in preparing a customized lease that will meet your needs as a property owner. We assist multiple landlords and property management companies with their rental property businesses. We know what language is needed, and how the most recent changes in the law will impact a lease. Call us today to set up a consultation.

Maine Law has many special rules that are unique to Maine and must be followed to avoid penalties, which may include the Court ordering the landlord to pay thousands in legal fees to the tenant if the law is not followed. There are also provisions that expose a landlord to paying damages if a security deposit is wrongly withheld, etc. Among the many provisions that you need to know are requirements concerning security deposits, retention of abandoned property, repairs, allowable penalties, and notice provisions.

We represent hundreds of units in the Bangor, Maine area and we can also assist you with preparing appropriate seven (7) day and thirty (30) day notice letters, as well as other required notices to remedy any tenant disputes. Call us before you act so that you can be sure you are complying with the law and do not expose yourself to damages and unnecessary liability. If your tenant breaks their lease, call us immediately and we can assist you with the appropriate notices and guide you on how to respond to the breach.