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.
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
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.
June 8 City Charter Commission Election
Rent Control Resources
Apply for Rent Relief
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.