Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Site

Landlord/Tenant Law


It is widely known Soldiers and their families are frequently ordered to move (sometimes last minute!) throughout the Soldier’s career, so federal and many state laws have been passed in order to make this process a little bit less stressful. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and certain states’ laws work to further protect Soldiers in matters related to landlord/tenant (i.e. leasing an apartment or residential home); specifically, protections for early lease termination, security deposit reimbursement and protection from eviction.

We encourage you to review our Fact Sheets below for additional information related to your specific issue. If you would like additional guidance regarding your rights under the SCRA and specific state laws, please make an appointment with an attorney in our office by calling us at 706-545-3281/3282.