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Chapter 14: Consumer Rights When You Rent An Apartment

The rights of a consumer who rents an apartment are many. A landlord must give you adequate notice before you are evicted or your rent is increased. The landlord cannot abuse your security deposits. Tenants always have a right to a court hearing before the landlord can evict them. Unfair rental contracts can be in violation of the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act.

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Last revised: 9/18/2012