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SCRA Rental and Eviction Protection

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Another key provision under the  Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects your dependents from being evicted while you are serving your country. If you rent a house or apartment that is occupied for dwelling purposes and the rent does not exceed $3,329.84 per month (for 2015), the landlord must obtain a court order authorizing eviction. This provision applies regardless of whether quarters were rented before or after entry into military service. This amount changes every year.

In cases of eviction from dwelling quarters, courts may grant a stay of up to three months or enter any other "order as may be just" if military service materially affects the service member's ability to pay the rent. This provision is not intended to allow military members to avoid paying rent, said Lindemann, but rather to protect families when they cannot pay the rent because military service has affected their ability to do so.

Storage Leins

A person holding a lien on the property or effects of a servicemember may not, during any period of military service of the servicemember and for 90 days thereafter, foreclose or enforce any lien on such property or effects without a court order granted before foreclosure or enforcement.

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