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Eviction Information Session
Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Every Tuesday (starting 9/29) at 9:00 am, Pine Tree hosts an information session about the eviction process in Maine. During the session, you can learn about:
Caution! Repair and deduct can be a risky strategy - read our information about the Rights of Maine Renters in Unsafe or Unfit Housing before you try to use this form!
Para que le devuelvan el depósito usted deberá ser capaz de demostrar:
- Que usted pagó su depósito de alquiler, y
- 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:
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.
Is this classroom for you?
You may use this classroom if:
Is PTLA open? Can I still get help?
To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone. If you are looking for legal help, please visit our Contact Us page for information about our up-to-date call in hours. Thank you for your understanding.
Can I be evicted during the COVID-19 State of Emergency?
Maybe. There are emergency rules in place that may mean you can’t be evicted. But, may of the “normal” eviction rules still apply. Read through the questions below for more information. Call Pine Tree Legal Assistance if you are being evicted.
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.