Living near to a military base, we have many military families that rent with us. We have a military clause written into all of our leases. If you dont want to rewrite your lease to add it in you can always put it on as an attachment.
Prior to entering into a rental or lease agreement with any military servicemember make sure you include a military clause. Contrary to popular belief, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act does NOT help a tenent break a lease in all circumstances that they may encounter during their military service. You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to have a provision in your rental agreement to release them from their obligations. Attached is a military clause that you can include in a rental agreement as an attachment. Be sure to indicate on their lease, in the appropriate place, to see the attached military clause. Though the sample clause only requires 30 days notice, they will be better protected if they provide written notice and retain a copy of that notice. If you have any questions regarding landlord-tenant issues, leases, or other personal legal assistance matters, please contact the nearest military legal office for assistance.
SAMPLE MILITARY CLAUSE ADDENDUM
IN THE EVENT the Tenant is or hereafter becomes, a member of the United States Armed Forces on extended active duty and hereafter the Tenant receives permanent change of station orders to depart from the area where the Premises are located or is deployed for more than 90 days, then in either of these events, the Tenant may terminate this lease upon giving thirty (30) days written notice to the Landlord. The Tenant shall also provide to the Landlord a copy of the official orders or a letter signed by the tenant's commanding officer, reflecting the change which warrants termination under this clause. The termination will occur 30 days after the first date on which the next rental payment is due and payable after the landlord receives proper written notice
2/13/2008 UPDATE: You may want to read more about the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act here at: http://www.uscg.mil/legal/la/topics/sscra/about_the_sscra.htm