Welcome To SMLA!

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

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The SMLA works with state and local governments and legislators to advocate for landlords and property managers on issues and opportunities for housing in our communities.

Our legal team helps us navigate new legislation as 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 news for landlords and tenants in Southern Maine in real time via:

Better Business

Membership to SMLA includes access to our meetings for timely and relevant business education, 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 and South Portland City Council Election News

Portland City Council Race 

At Large City Council Race

October 5 Portland Press Profile on the Candidates
September 28 The Forecaster Profile on the Candidates

District 1 City Council Race

October 5 Portland Press Profile on the Candidates

District 2 City Council Race

October 1 West End News Profile on the Candidates

Chamber of Commerce Interviews with South Portland City Council Candidates

South Portland will have three contested races on the ballot on November 2nd.

Watch the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce video interviews with all the City Council candidates 

Rent Control Resources 

Apply for Rent Relief

MaineHousing Rent Relief Program

Read more here

Sign up for a LandLord Forum

Sample "Hardship Application"

PDF Hardship application

Word Hardship application

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

COVID-19 Supplemental Operations Guide

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

Landlord's Letter to tenants 

Landlord Letter to tenants

COVID-19 Infected Tenant Letter

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Portland, ME 04101

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