Termination of Lease for Service Members


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For Service Members Who Need To Break a Lease

As a military service member you have rights that ordinary tenants do not due to your service to our country. When you are deployed, transferred or have just enlisted you are legally allowed to break or terminate your lease early. This letter cites the law regarding service members and lets you enter your specific details for assurance that your request is accepted.

When breaking a lease early for members of the military becomes a necessity a written letter to your landlord is required. In this situation a verbal notification is not enough for total assurance that your landlord will comply according to the law. The HomeTitan letter reference the laws and regulations that are in effect. With this sent along with the necessary documentation (military orders) you can almost always be assured of an effective outcome with your landlord.

If a tenant is on active military duty and receives either permanent change of station orders or temporary duty orders of more than 90 days, the tenant is liable for no more than 30 days rent after the date he or she provides the termination notice in writing and provides the documents to support this. This letter ensures, with the law and with specific language to highlight your situation.

Key features of this letter

  • The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) exists to alleviate service members burden. This letter makes use of this Act.
  • Makes sure there is no unreasonable demand of any kind of fine or any penalty for this early termination.
  • Makes request to unused portion of any rent that was prepaid.
  • Indicates clearly the timeframe your landlord has to return the security deposit.
  • Written with courtesy and understanding, this letter indicates the clear and unavoidable necessity of your request.

Why your landlord
needs the Termination of Lease For Service Members letter

  • Written notice covers both you the tenant and the landlord in case there are future issues concerning the rental unit.
  • Many landlords aren't informed on military service member requirements. This reminds them professionally.
  • Details dates and amounts so your landlord does not have to figure these out which often causes delays.
  • The SCRA was enacted so our service members can feel one less burden when they protect us all... even landlords!
  • Why Hometitan

    Our letters for renters are tailored to your state, with the right laws to get your landlord’s attention. We’ve taken care of the Termination of Lease for Service Members details so there’s no hassle on your part to find the right law and craft an approrpriate letter. Our letters have been used in and all over America with great success.