Bouckville, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maine

Q: Moved in with family they moved we was splitting rent do I have to move or can I keep renting was no lease agreements

It was my cousins apartment she was on a month to month basis she couldn't afford her half of the bills and moved I still pay the rent can landlord make me move when I been paying the rent or do they have to evict me threw the courts

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Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Yarmouth, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: I believe the answer to your question will depend largely on whether the landlord has acknowledged your tenancy by acceptance of rent or otherwise, as provided under 14 M.R.S. § 6001(1). This is a fact-dependent inquiry. If so, then you should have the rights of a tenant at will under Maine law. If you are current in paying your rent (and cause does not exist for a 7-day notice of termination of your tenancy), then your tenancy at will must be terminated by a minimum of 30 days’ notice, except as otherwise provided under Maine law. See generally 14 M.R.S. § 6002. To evict you, your landlord must get a court order if you do not move out.

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