Consider Renting Your Home to Those in the Military

Many homeowners who are unable to sell their homes in Fernandina Beach have turned to renting their home.

Military Troops

Military Troops

Many homeowners who are unable to sell their homes in Fernandina Beach have turned to renting their home. Consider renting to those in the military if you have decided to rent your property. You should be aware of your obligations as a landlord and the rights of the tenant. With Kings Bay to our north and Jacksonville Naval Air Station and Mayport Naval Station to our south, you may find a tenant who is in the military.

A written lease is the only way to go when renting a property. It spells out the obligations of the owner and the tenant. The lease has a beginning date and an ending date. If the tenant breaks his or her lease prior to the ending date then the landlord is entitled to keep the deposit. What do you do as a landlord if your tenant is in the military and receives reassignment orders?

If a tenant receives orders and is renting a property they are required to present the landlord with a copy of their orders, providing the move is more than 35 miles from the location of the rental property. The termination date must be at least 30 days after the landlord received it. Upon termination of the rental agreement the tenant is liable for the rent due, prorated to the effective date of the termination.

Our members of the military have the right to terminate a lease early without penalty. The rest of the lease must be followed by the tenant, as to damage and cleaning of the rental property.

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1 Comment

  1. achoubeach

    Any house over $350,000 must be considered to be very difficult to sell any time in the immediate future. Renting can cover your taxes, insurance and maintainance while you wait it out….which could easily be several years

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