Maine Standard Residential Lease Agreement – PDF Template
Download the free Maine residential lease which is the fillable version of the Attorney General’s Model Landlord-Tenant Lease between a landlord and a tenant that agrees to reside for payment on a monthly basis. The terms of the agreement are usually negotiated after a rental application has been completed where the property owner has a better understanding of the income and credit worthiness of the tenant.
The main areas of negotiation in a standard lease are;
- Monthly Rental Payment
- Security Deposit (State law allows for the Landlord to accept as much as two (2) months worth of rent)
- Heat (If payed by the landlord it must be turned on October 15th until April 15th)
- Parking Space
Once the terms have been agreed to a lease should be created putting it all in writing and signed. At the lease authorization the checks by the tenant should be written out to cover any required deposit and first (1st) months’ rent. At this time the landlord will usually grant access to the unit.