Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) in North Carolina

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was enacted in December 2003. The goal of the SCRA was to protect servicemembers from significant financial burdens while they are serving their country.

In 2019, North Carolina enacted their own version of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). North Carolina treats violations of the SCRA as unfair & deceptive trade practices, which can allow the plaintiff to recover damages and attorney’s fees. 

North Carolina treats knowing violations of the SCRA as unfair & deceptive trade practices, which can allow the plaintiff to recover damages and attorney’s fees. 

SCRA Housing Protections 

If a servicemember’s residential lease expires while the servicemember is on active duty, the servicemember may avoid eviction by extending their lease to last until 10 days after their active duty period ends. As long as they are in good standing with their lease agreement.

Protections Against Internet & Phone Services 

The SCRA allows servicemembers to terminate a phone, video, or internet service contract at any time after receiving orders to relocate for a 90+ day period to a location that does not support the contract. 

Service providers are not allowed to charge an early termination or reinstatement fee. They must also return any advance payments to the servicemember. If the servicemember’s orders require them to locate for, then the servicemember is entitled to keep the same phone number.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Attorneys in Raleigh, N.C.

If you are a member of the U.S. military and believe you were subjected to SCRA violations, Maginnis Howard’s SCRA attorneys would like to speak with you. 

Maginnis Howard’s Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Attorney, Karl Gwaltney is experienced in handling cases related to SCRA violations. You can contact our firm by phone at 919.526.0450 or by email at info@maginnislaw.com. You can also reach our firm through our contact page.