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Article - Real Property


    (a)    In this section, “change of assignment” includes:

        (1)    Permanent change of station orders;

        (2)    Temporary duty orders for a period exceeding 90 days;

        (3)    Orders requiring a person to move into quarters located on a military installation; and

        (4)    A release from active duty, including:

            (i)    Retirement;

            (ii)    Separation or discharge under honorable conditions; and

            (iii)    Demobilization of an activated reservist or a member of the National Guard who was serving on active duty orders for at least 180 consecutive days.

    (b)    Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, if a person who is on active duty with the United States military, or the person’s spouse, enters into a residential lease of property and the person subsequently receives a change of assignment, before or after occupying the property, any liability of the person, or the person’s spouse, for rent under the lease may not exceed:

        (1)    Any rent or lawful charges then due and payable plus 30 days’ rent after written notice and proof of the change of assignment is given to the landlord; and

        (2)    The cost of repairing damage to the premises caused by an act or omission of the tenant.

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