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:
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 Rent Control Referendum
City Releases New Rental Registration Forms; deadline to register before late fine is March 31, 2021
SMLA Files Lawsuit
City of Portland Resources
City Rent Board Information
Sample "Letter to Tenants"
COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Sample "Hardship Application"
While these are much more than most small landlords need, there is good information that may be helpful.
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.
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.