rental premises receives a change of orders to an area that is 35 miles or more from the location of the rental premises. If a service member terminates the rental agreement 14 or more days prior to occupancy, no damages or penalties of any kind can be charged.
A "service member" means an active duty member of the regular or reserve component of
the United States armed forces, the United States Coast Guard, the Georgia National Guard, or
the Georgia Air National Guar on ordered federal duty for a riod of ninety (90) days or
longer. In the event a service member dies during active duty, an adult member of his immediate
family may terminate the service membereasel by giving the landlord thirty (30) days
advanced written notice of termination. The noice must be accompanied by either a copy of the
official military orders showing the service member was on active duty or a written verification
signed by the service member's commanding officer and a copy of the service member's death
For leases entered into before July 1,2005, Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 44-7-37) permits a
person on active military duty who enters into a lease for themselves or their immediate family
may terminate their dwelling leasif they receive permanent ange of station orders or
member can only be required to pay an amounqual to thirty days' nt once they provide
written notice and proof of their assignment to the landlord. The military member and his or her
immediate family remain responsible for the costof repairing damage to the premises caused by
an act or omission of the tenant or his family.