An Act To Allow Property Owners To Terminate Residential Leases That Do Not Contain Termination Language
Sec. 1. 14 MRSA §6002, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
In Rubin v. Josephson, 478 A.2d 665 (Me. 1984), the Supreme Judicial Court held that, when a residential lease does not contain termination language, the landlord may not use the tenancy-at-will provisions of state law to terminate the lease.
In response to that case, this bill allows a landlord, after providing notice and service, and with cause, to terminate a lease that does not contain termination, default or forfeiture language.