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Retaliatory Evictions

A “retaliatory eviction” occurs when a landlord attempts to evict a tenant in response to some action taken by the tenant.  This may include:

  • A tenant filed a complaint with the landlord, a housing authority or official, or a city/town inspector.
  • A tenant engaged in tenant organizing.

If you are being evicted from your apartment for making a complaint, you have rights and your landlord must follow proper legal procedures for evicting you from your apartment.

Additional Information

  • Pine Tree Legal Assistance–  a statewide, non-profit organization committed to providing high quality, free, civil legal assistance to low-income people in Maine.


The information and materials provided by the Smoke-Free Housing Coalition and the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine are for information purposes only and are not offered or intended to be and should not be construed to be legal advice nor to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.