Denmark, ME asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maine

Q: How do we stop our landlord from pressuring us to sign a settlement agreement?

Our landlord is afraid we are going to sue him for damages related to mold on the property that has made us sick. We have made it very clear to him and to his insurance company that we aren’t seeking legal action, but he is insisting that we sign a settlement agreement that we are not comfortable with. Is there a specific Maine or federal regulation I can cite as reason for him to stop?

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

A: You do not need to cite any specific Maine or federal regulation. The simple response is you cannot be compelled to enter into a settlement agreement in these circumstances, especially if you are not comfortable with it. A settlement is a voluntary agreement, so if you do not agree, then there is no agreement.

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