Relief for Military Tenants Under SCRA

Servicemembers who are called to active duty or otherwise relocated have some protections against punitive actions by their landlords.  The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides several procedural rights beyond those provided under state landlord/tenant laws, including:

  • early lease termination
  • timely return of security deposit
  • protections against eviction
  • protections against self-enforcement of storage liens
  • protections against default judgments, and
  • stay of court proceedings

Open the .pdf attachment  below to read an informative article published in the ABA's "Dialogue" publication (2006). The article is authored by Steve Lynch, legal assistance attorney for the Ninth Coast Guard Districtin Cleveland, OH and member of Stateside Legal's Advisory Board.

More information about SCRA protections here

Get interactive sample form letters to landlord here


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