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Una Guía de Maine: Cómo Hacer Que Le Devuelvan su Depósito de Alquiler– Y Qué Hacer Cuando No

Para que le devuelvan el depósito usted deberá ser capaz de demostrar:

  1. Que usted pagó su depósito de alquiler, y
  2. Que no causó ningún daño al apartamento, casa o tráiler que alquiló, más allá del normal uso y desgaste.

Estos son los pasos que usted debe seguir para asegurarse de probar las anteriores condiciones:

Rights of Maine Renters: How to get your security deposit back - and what to do if you don't

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This classroom will walk you through the basics of security deposits in Maine, from what you should do before you move in, to what you can do if you don't get your deposit back when you move out. It explains what security deposits are, and steps you can take to make sure you get your deposit back when you move out.

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Last Updated 9/14/2020

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Maine Tenant's Notice of Warranty of Habitability Violation

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Here is a sample form you can use if you need to inform a landlord in writing of an unsafe or unfit rental housing condition. 

Be careful! You need to understand the Maine laws about unsafe rental housing and other options before using this form.  And it is best to talk to a lawyer, if you can, before taking this step.