Renting with card.

Discussion in 'Maine Patients' started by phillybluntz, Jun 22, 2015.


    phillybluntz Well-Known Member

    Hello! I have finally got my card and I was just curious what the deal is with doing your own crop in an apartment building. Nothing in my lease saying anything about it and I pay for electricity. If I follow the state laws and make sure it is up to code in a locked enclosed facility, do I have to notify and tell my landlord? Any help on this situation would be greatly appreciated.:)

    D'sNuts Well-Known Member

    You must get permission from your landlord, as far as I know.

    tet1953 Well-Known Member

    There were once protection and affirmative defense clauses in the law. I don't recall if protections for renters were included. In any case, they have been repealed..I believe in the last legislature.

    phillybluntz Well-Known Member

    I've been scouring the law and have not found anything really on it in specific.:/

    budwich Active Member

    Im not sure what the law says, but I have grown in rentals for the past 6 years..from 2-12 lights. Never with LL permission. My suggestion is get an electrician in there to make sure whatever you do is safe. Other than that...2x4s and insulation board can make a kick ass grow that you can tear down quickly.

    phillybluntz Well-Known Member

    Hey all, I ran into some issues but am back at it. So I have been digging around and still can't seem to find a definitive answer on this matter. I have my set up just about done but don't want to get into any trouble. I know nothing in my lease mentions it and I know Landlord may not discriminate. I just want to be cautious and make sure I'm within my boundaries.

    phillybluntz Well-Known Member

    So I called the law office sulak office refers to and they say you need written consent from your landlord but I do not see any part of law stating you do. Any further assistance would be great.

    nk14zp Well-Known Member

    Any federal money in the apartment building? hud etc.
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    phillybluntz Well-Known Member

    I an not sure I mean the units are fairly pricy so I don't think so but I suppose that doesn't mean anything.

    VTMi'kmaq Well-Known Member

    my advice after 10 years experiance NOT being legal......KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! Don't tell anyone!
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    Tripp2005 Well-Known Member

    Gray area could lose ur crop I guess at worst case

    Tripp2005 Well-Known Member

    Any if any charges would prob be drop die to this"gray area"

    MaiNiaK420 Well-Known Member

    It's in our leases.
    No agricultural activity, cultivating or harvesting allowed. (Not the full legal wording)
    It also states that we have areas that are setup for this specific use, that you can rent, if you live in one of our buildings and have the proper documentation.

    I've seen way to many renters cut holes through floors, walls and ceilings not to mention the damage that can be done to a building from humidity. As landlords we must look out for the well being of all renters. The molds caused by un properly vented grows can cause serious health problems and land a landlord in court, in trouble with code enforcement agencies and life safety codes.
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    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    I have seen sheds an garages rotted out after a few grows that were not vented right,:bigjoint:
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    tet1953 Well-Known Member

    I have a dozen air cooled lights with room filters that are vented back into the house in winter. It's a five minute job to switch to the outside vent for summer. Saves me more than half on my heating bill.
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