Welcome To The SMLA!

The Southern Maine Landlord Association (SMLA), is a local non-profit organization subject to the membership at the state-wide level of Maine Apartment Owners and Managers Association.

We promote communication and cooperation among owners and managers of investment rental property and work to educate the public, public officials, legislators, and tenants to the important services being provided.

Register For The Next SMLA Meeting: Tuesday 21st January 2020, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Save the dates in your diaries for future meetings:

Tuesday 11th February 2020

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Why Join the SMLA?

Have An Advocate

The SMLA works on a state and city-wide level to advocate for landlords and property managers in issues of housing ordinances of all varieties.

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It's Good For Business

Membership gives you access to our meetings which is a great place to network. SMLA Members also get to take advantage of EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS at a variety of useful area businesses.

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Download the January 2020 Newsletter

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Vermont Mutual’s presentation to the SMLA:

This is must-have information for all landlords.
(Available for Download to SMLA Members Only.)

Click Here Download The Presentation

Property Management Training Program by MREMA at Southern Maine Community College

Assistance Animals In Apartments 

Maine State Human Rights Commission pamphlet about Assistance Animals in Apartments now available on our Landlord Resources Suggested Reading Page.

2017 Portland Housing Survey Report

A working draft of the 2017 Portland Housing Survey has been released. You can view the PDF Here (15 pgs).

Be Aware: Kiddie Fire Alarm Recall

The Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a recall of about 452,000 Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms - models PI2010 and PI9010 due to a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

MEREDA 2017 Multi-Unit Report & 2018 Multi-Unit Forecast Is Now Available

Please Donate To Oxford Street Shelter

At the last meeting, the members of the SMLA in attendance at the November meeting approved a donation of $1,500 to the Oxford Street Shelter. The shelter is currently in the process of converting from a night only facility into a 24 hour shelter and is requesting community support to assist in this effort.

I am asking any members who are willing and able, to consider making an additional donation. We will collect all the donations and send them to the shelter together, thereby showing the total support of the SMLA and our members. We want to make it clear that as housing providers, we care about and support all housing needs. I mentioned at the meeting that I am personally going to contribute $200 to the shelter.

The SMLA and it’s members support housing. In recent years, the organization has made it a priority to more activity give back to our community. This past fall, we completed our second Habit for Humanity service day. This support of the Oxford Shelter is another effort to support those in need of housing.

To make a donation:

Checks made out to “City of Portland; memo: Oxford Street Shelter”

Mail to: SMLA, 306 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Please have checks in by 1/5/18

New Portland Recycling Carts Arrive August 2017

Updated Tenant Housing Rights

Multi-Family Report and 2017 Forecast

SMLA President, Brit Vitalius delivered his annual Multi-Family Report and 2017 Forecast at this year's MEREDA conference.

Legal Review Of Housing Ordinance Proposals 

Hear Brit's thoughts on Mayor Strimling's Housing proposals

Contacting City Council

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.

City of Portland City Council Members

City of South Portland City Council Members

Members Only Discounts

SMLA Members enjoy discounts from a variety of useful vendors landlords need every day.

These discounts more than pay for your yearly membership fee that supports the important work the SMLA does on behalf of Southern Maine landlords.

View The Participating Vendors Here

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Postal Address:
306 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: (207) 358-9853

Email: smlaemail19@gmail.com

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