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Volunteer Attorney Successfully Resolves Landlord-Tenant Dispute for an Airman

June 27, 2014

An Air Force servicemember faced problems with his landlord. He received military orders for a permanent change of station (PCS) to another state, so the servicemember lawfully terminated his lease with his landlord under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). However, in violation of the SCRA, the landlord refused to return his security deposit and rent concessions, and the landlord informed the servicemember that they would pursue a claim for unpaid rent. The servicemember tried to resolve this matter with the landlord, but when he was unsuccessful, he visited a military legal assistance office about the problem. His JAG referred the case to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project, which located an attorney who volunteered to help and quickly resolved this issue between the servicemember and the landlord.

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