The Maine seven (7) day notice to pay or quit is meant to be served to a tenant when they fail to pay rent. The notice provides the tenant with seven (7) days (or the period outlined in the written lease) to either pay the total rent due or vacate the rental unit. If the tenant does not pay the rent and does not move out within the seven (7) day period, the landlord has the right to file an eviction lawsuit with the district court in the county where the property resides.
Note: Unless stated otherwise in the written lease, or if a written lease does not govern the tenancy, the landlord may not serve the notice to pay or quit to the tenant until the rent payment is seven (7) days overdue.
Laws – § 6002(1)(C) and § 6001(1-B)