Alison and Derek discusses how eviction works in Maine (unexpectedly, there is a meth lab reference in here).
In Maine, eviction is titled “Foreceful Entry & Detainer” FED
Most problems occur when there has been a sublet situation.
The most Important thing is to take action immediately a problems is identified.
The default process is “at will” (when no lease is involved)
- A 7 Day Notice to Quit can be issued for back pay giving the tenant 7 days to pay back rent. If they pay they stay.
- A 30 Day Notice to Quit can be issued 30 days from the end of a normal lease period
Eviction is a slow process logistically and scheduling court dates
If the back rent is not paid, the eviction process is started which is a court case.
LLC’s must legally have an attorney, but it is advisable for anyone.
If the Landlord wins there are 7 days before the Sheriff can come and remove the tenant.
The tenant can appeal.