Our current lease ends March 23. My DH got orders and we are moving across country on Feb 21. She expects us to pay March rent. We don't feel we should based on the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act. We sent her a notice of our orders and notice of 30 days to vacate on Jan 21. Then we sent our rent on Jan 23. According to the SCRA we are obligated to pay the next rent due after we give notice, which was Jan 23. We pay rent for the month ahead, so the rent we paid on Jan 23 covers Feb.
Are we right about not having to pay rent for the month after we move? This is the first time in 13 years that a landlord has expected us to pay rent for a property we cannot reside in due to military obligations.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 5, 2014 at 9:58 AM