Maine Revised Statutes

§3-402. Limitation on default charges

1.    The agreement with respect to a consumer credit transaction may not provide for any charges as a result of default by the consumer, except that the agreement may provide for the following:
A. Charges authorized by other provisions of this Act; [1991, c. 237, (NEW).]
B. Notwithstanding section 2-507, reasonable charges incurred in realizing on a security interest in personal property securing a consumer loan, consumer lease or a consumer credit sale, other than attorney's fees; and [1999, c. 150, §5 (AMD).]
C. Notwithstanding section 2-507, reasonable attorney's fees, legal expenses and other reasonable costs incurred in realizing on real property securing a consumer loan or a consumer credit sale. [1991, c. 237, (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 150, §5 (AMD) .]
2.    A provision in violation of this section is unenforceable.
[ 1991, c. 237, (NEW) .]
3.    Notwithstanding subsections 1 and 2, a creditor that complies with Title 14, sections 6071 and 6073 is entitled to the remedies provided in those sections when an instrument that the creditor has taken in connection with a consumer loan, consumer lease or consumer credit sale is dishonored.
[ 1999, c. 150, §6 (NEW) .]
1973, c. 762, §1 (NEW). 1981, c. 293, §4 (AMD). 1991, c. 237, (RPR). 1999, c. 150, §§5,6 (AMD).