What Protection Does The Scra Offer Servicemembers From Evictions?

Some states require a court order for a landlord to evict and other states do not require such a court order.  The SCRA makes it a requirement for all states that landlords obtain a court order to evict a military member or the member’s dependents during the period of the member’s active duty service.  If the member or the member’s dependents meet certain qualifications, the member or the member’s dependents may request a stay (meaning delay) of an eviction action.  The court will grant relief it deems appropriate.  The SCRA creates criminal offenses for landlords who violate this SCRA protection.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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