An Act To Discourage Tenants from Damaging Rental Property
Sec. 1. 14 MRSA §6030-F is enacted to read:
§ 6030-F. Unlawful damage by tenant
Unlawful damage by a tenant is a Class E crime.
This bill creates the Class E crime of unlawful damage by a tenant if at the termination of a tenancy a rental unit has sustained over $1,000 worth of damage over the amount of the security deposit and the tenant does not pay the landlord within 60 days' notice of the damage by the landlord. A 2nd or subsequent offense is a Class D crime.