Category Archives: Real Estate Law

Recent Court Decision Impacts Mortgage Release Distribution Requirement and Statutory Interpretation Process

In 2011, 33 M.R.S. § 551 was amended to require that mortgagees mail the recorded mortgage release to the mortgagor within 30 days of receipt from the registry of deeds. Many mortgagees assumed that mailing a copy of the recorded … Continue reading

Sale of Property is Required in Mechanic’s Lien Enforcement Orders

Maine’s mechanic’s lien statutes (10 M.R.S.A. §§ 3251-3269) grant an automatic security interest to contractors, suppliers, surveyors and others in land and/or buildings for which they performed work or provided materials, so long as it was done pursuant to a … Continue reading

DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE: UPDATES TO MAINE LANDLORD-TENANT LAW ON BEDBUG INFESTATION

Bedbugs have become the subject of widespread attention throughout the country. Current owners or prospective purchasers of residential rental properties (including single-family homes) need to be aware of a statute adopted in Maine in 2009 and updated this past summer … Continue reading