Military Clause Agreement

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This addendum outlines the circumstances that will allow members of the military to qualify for early release of a binding rental agreement.

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Landlords often have properties in areas or cities where special populations are served, i.e. students, Section 8, military and the like. Sometimes serving special groups require additional paperwork and/or different operating procedures and requirements from normal operating requirements and standard paperwork. It is advised that landlords and property managers who cater to special groups of any kind take the time to educate themselves on what their responsibilities are to that group before renting to them. Also, it is the landlord’s responsibility to provide the proper information and documentation to the renters, in some cases. The Military Addendum is a very important form when dealing with a tenant enlisted in the military.

Tenants who are members of the armed forces often face special circumstances that fall outside of the scope of the typical rental agreement. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), previously the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, is a federal law which protects military service men and women from any civil obligation which might interfere with a servicemen’s call to duty. That obligation includes the binding obligation of a lease agreement.

Our Military Addendum to the standard lease outlines the mitigating factors that will allow tenants in the military to discharge a binding lease with 30 days notice. It also details the procedures to be followed in cases of deployment, transfer, or adverse outcomes such as injury, capture, or death in the line of duty. This form is used if the tenant receives orders or reassignment more the 35 miles away from the rental property.

The ezLandlord Forms Military Addendum outlines special circumstances that allow military tenants, their spouses, or executors to apply for discharge of the lease on short notice.

The Military Addendum can be completed at lease signing, or upon an existing tenant’s enlistment in the military.