Committee approves bill to increase notice period for certain rent increases

Published: Apr. 6, 2023 at 6:35 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - A committee has approved a bill to increase the notice period for certain rent increases.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Chris Kessler, D-South Portland.

As amended, the legislation would require a landlord to provide 75 days notice when increasing a tenant’s rent by 10% or more over the previous year’s rent.

Current law only requires 45 days notice for increases of any amount.

A majority of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee voted On Wednesday to move the bill forward.

The bill will now move to the full Legislature for consideration in the coming weeks.