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My husband and I live in Ohio. He has just received orders to relocate to Washington DC. When we signed the lease for our apartment he was not in the military. We still have 3 months on the lease (which does not have any sort of military clause) and when we went to the office to tell them we needed to leave they told us we would be hit with a $1500 fine or if we just left the penalties would be worse. Is there a law in Ohio that protects the renter if they are active military on a PCS move?


Truth Of The Matter

Hello mnstrek

Without a military exemption clause, you may be living there alone until lease ends. 3 months will pass quickly. Hubby will be going to Washington DC alone...:( Although it is an honorable thing to want to serve our country. I commend you and hubby.

Can't expect the landlord to loose rent income based upon yours and hubbies the decision to sign up with the military.

You may want to contact the states bar association and the states attorney generals office for legal advice but don't get your hopes up.

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