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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.
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