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Legal Information: Maine

Housing Laws

Laws current as of
November 28, 2023

Once I notify my landlord that I want to end my lease, do I still have to pay rent?

If you end your lease because of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you are not liable for any rent after the later of these two events:

  • the date on which the seven-day or 30-day notice expires if you move out before the date given in the notice; or
  • the date that you actually leave the rental unit if you move out after the date given in the notice.1

However, if you have already prepaid your rent, the landlord does not have to return that money to you.1

1 ME ST T. 14 § 6002(4)