Posted by - on August 02, 2001 at 19:13:12:
In Reply to: Military Lease - Landlord Tenant Act posted by Kathleen Ayers on August 02, 2001 at 13:32:31:
What has been posted by Lilly and others is incorrect. Military tenants can generally break a lease if they informed their LL that they are in the military upon renting or upon induction. However, they must give 30 days notice (generally one full rent cycle).
You can ask the tenant to show you the papers moving him to his new post. The military is appreciative of and does not want to alienate local housing providers.
If the tenant gave less than 30 days notice you should of course try to mitigate your damages by re-renting. However you can deduct advertising and other expenses from the security deposit in addition to any damages the tenant caused.
If you have further questions I suggest you ask a local property owner group or a landlord board. As this is a New York tenant board very few people here are familiar with laws affecting property owners in other states. In fact, few are familiar with New York law, which is itself quite different from other states.
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