Maine 7 Day Notice to Quit or Pay | NonPayment of Rent

The Maine seven (7) day notice to quit or pay, in accordance with Title 14, § 6002(1), is intended to be served to a tenant when they have failed to pay rent. The notice provides the tenant with seven (7) days to either pay the rent or vacate the rental unit. If the tenant does neither (does not pay the rent and does not move out) within the seven day period, the landlord has the right to file an eviction lawsuit in court. The eviction suit is otherwise known as a “forcible entry/detainer complaint.” After the complaint has been filed, the tenant will be served a copy of the complain along with a summons by the Sheriff or constable.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the notice in .PDF format and then print it out.

Step 2 – Enter the date, and the amount of rent due in the input fields at the top of the notice.

Step 3 – Fill in the address of the rental property, and then enter the name of the tenant.

Step 4 – Sign your name in the “Landlord/Authorized Agent” field, and then provide a contact address and telephone number. The “Method of Service” section at the bottom of the notice should be completed after the notice has been served to the tenant.