PD Properties rents to hundreds of military men and women. We receive many questions such as “What is a Military Lease Clause”, or “What is your Military Lease Policy.”, or “How do I get out of my lease if I get PCS (permanent change of station) orders”. We thought we should share this helpful information.
All landlords in the United States must follow the Service Member Civil Relief Act (SCRA). SCRA Lease Termination Provisions are the most important sections to be familiar with for service men and women who are renting. In addition, PD Properties has an updated military clause in our lease which restates these provisions and makes sure everything above board.
SCRA Lease Termination Provisions
The SCRA makes provisions to allow a service member to terminate certain lease agreements as described here.
Real Property Leases
Lease of premises occupied, or intended to be occupied, by a service member or a service member’s dependents for a residential, professional, business, agricultural, or similar purpose if:
To terminate the lease, the member must deliver written notice to the landlord at any time after call to active duty or receipt of orders for active duty. Oral notice is not sufficient. The effective date of termination is determined as follows:
I hope that these examples help to clear things up. If you have any questions please email, call, comment or tweet us at PD Properties. Again, thank you to all of the servicemen and women that serve our great country.