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Keeping Maine Homeowner Associations Informed

Maine Condominium Law

Maine condominiums are governed by two separate and quite different laws, depending on when the condominium was created.  Condominiums created before 1983 are governed by the Unit Ownership Act, a very basic law that is now considered obsolete.  Condominiums created after 1983 are subject to the Maine Condominium Act, a comprehensive law based on a national model.  The Maine Condominium Act also makes changes to the Unit Ownership Act, so older condominiums are governed by portions both laws.

Since Maine condominiums are governed by nonprofit corporations, the Maine Nonprofit Corporation Act also applies to actions of the condominium association.  To complicate things further, certain sections of the Nonprofit Corporation Act are modified by the Maine Condominium Act.

Maine condominiums are also subject to various other state and federal laws.

link Maine Condominium Act

The Maine Condominium Act applies to all Maine condominiums created after December 31, 1982

link Unit Ownership Act

The Unit Ownership Act applies to all Maine condominiums formed prior to January 1, 1983. Please note that some portions of the Maine Condominium Act apply to condominiums formed under the Unit Ownership Act. See Section 1601-102 of the Maine Condominium Act for an explanation.

link Maine Non Profit Corporation Act

The Maine Non Profit Corporation Act governs Maine condominium associations, which are required by law to be nonprofit corporations.

link Time Share Laws

Maine has some laws regulating time shares

link Rules and Regulations of State Agencies

Buried away in a relatively obscure part of the State of Maine Web Site are Rules and Regulations of State Agencies. To find particular rules, use the search engine at the top right of the page, entering the words "condominium" or "condominium and _____"

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