Welcome To SMLA!

The Southern Maine Landlord Association (SMLA) is a local non-profit organization subject to the membership at the state-wide level of Maine Apartment Owners and Managers Association.

The Next Monthly Meeting: August 17, 2021 | 5:30PM | Zoom |

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The SMLA works on both state and city-levels to advocate for landlords and property managers in all issues of housing ordinances. Our legal team helps us navigate new legislation and we try to ensure landlords and property managers have the best tools to foster excellent tenant relations, maximize collections, and minimize evictions.


SMLA keeps you up-to-date with the news landlords and tenants in Southern Maine need to know in real time via:

Good Business

Landlords can cultivate their business with us. Membership to SMLA includes access to our meetings for timely and relevant educational offerings, professional networking opportunities, and community outreach. SMLA members have the advantage of EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS at a variety of useful area businesses and service providers.

Portland Special Election News

June 8 City Charter Commission Election -

Meet the candidates and understand where they stand:

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Candidate Summaries

Portland Phoenix - "Meet the Candidates"

Portland Rent Control Referendum

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

NEWS - 3/23/21

MaineHousing Rent Relief Program - March 2021

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Sign up for a LandLord Forum

Sample "Hardship Application"

PDF Hardship application.pdf

Word Hardship application.doc

Operations Guides

While these are much more than most small landlords need, there is good information that may be helpful.

COVID-19 Supplemental Operations Guide for Resident Services.pdf

COVID-19 Supplemental Operations Guide.pdf

Sample Letters to Tenants

These letters are written by our members and shared with the group as a resource. There is no one correct way to reach out to your tenants. These are provided in the spirit of sharing what others are doing.

Sample letter to tenants - short.docx

Landlord's Letter to tenants _2 - long.doc

Landlord Letter to tenants _3.docx

COVID-19 Infected Tenant Letter.pdf

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Vermont Mutual’s presentation to the SMLA:

This is must-have information for all landlords.
(Available for Download to SMLA Members Only.)

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Be Aware: Kiddie Fire Alarm Recall

The Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a recall of about 452,000 Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms - models PI2010 and PI9010 due to a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

MEREDA 2020 Multi-Family Forecast for Southern Maine Available

Contacting City Council

Want to reach out to our city councilors and express your concerns, questions, and suggestions? Click on the links below to meet your councilors and contact them.

City of Portland City Council Members

City of South Portland City Council Members

Postal Address:
306 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: (207) 200-7963

Email: smlaemail19@gmail.com

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