Terminating Your Lease Due to Deployment or PCS

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So you say that you need out of your lease before the date you originally agreed to because you have orders. In the rock, paper, scissors game of legal documents, government orders trump leases, so you probably have nothing to worry about. Terminate that lease with ease with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act — it can protect you if you need to break a lease on account of a deployment or a permanent change of station.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Your protection under the relief act begins on the date you enter active duty and generally ends between 30 and 90 days after the date of discharge from active duty. This safeguard applies to:

  • Active-duty members of the regular forces
  • National Guard members serving active duty status under federal orders
  • Reservists called to active duty
  • Coast Guard members serving on active duty in support of the armed forces

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