The federal government has issued a letter reminding rental housing providers about special protections afforded to military tenants.

Members of the U.S. military have several legal protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. For example, the law allows military families to terminate residential leases early, and without penalty, upon receipt of military orders. It also prohibits the eviction of military families without court orders. California law also affords military personnel these same and additional protections.

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