Travis County, TX: Soldier seeks pro bono help with landlord-tenant matter involving SCRA

Monday, October 05, 2020

  • Location: Travis County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Texas)
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  • Case Number: 22729

An Army servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a landlord-tenant matter. The Soldier’s apartment was flooded by outside work and she submitted a request with her complex’s maintenance staff to have the carpet repaired, but the apartment did not fix the carpet and it began to mold. The mold caused health issues for both the Soldier’s husband and child. The Soldier later informed the landlord that she would be terminating her lease early due to PSC orders, which she provided to the landlord in accordance with the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The landlord charged the Soldier an early termination fee as well as for the damage to the carpet.