Maine Revised Statutes

§6028. Penalties for late payment of rent

A landlord may assess a penalty against a residential tenant for late payment of rent for a residential dwelling unit according to this section. [1987, c. 605, (AMD).]

1. Late payment.  A payment of rent is late if it is not made within 15 days from the time the payment is due.
[ 1987, c. 215, (NEW) .]
2. Maximum penalty.  A landlord may not assess a penalty for the late payment of rent which exceeds 4% of the amount due for one month.
[ 1987, c. 215, (NEW) .]
3. Notice in writing.  A landlord may not assess a penalty for the late payment of rent unless the landlord gave the tenant written notice at the time they entered into the rental agreement that a penalty, up to 4% of one month's rent, may be charged for the late payment of rent.
[ 1987, c. 215, (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 215, (NEW). 1987, c. 605, (AMD).