The bill would require landlords to provide 60 days notice instead of 30 days if they want to terminate a tenant's lease.
It would also expand the notice required before increasing rent to 75 days.
Members of the Southern Maine Landlords Association said the bill has a few flaws that would make it problematic if it became a law.
"As landlords, we actually protect tenants from other tenants and sixty days is way too long when you've got the drug dealer across the hall, a young woman being harassed," said Brit Vitalius, a member of the landlords group. "You need to get that tenant out."
The bill's sponsor, Rep. Christopher Kessler, D-South Portland, said the bill would allow renters time to plan for hardships.