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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

What Self-Storage Owners Should Know About the SCRA

Self-storage owners who familiarize themselves with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act increase their chances of avoiding fines and fees associated with violations of this law. Self-Storage Owners and the SCRA The SCRA protects active-duty military members from certain court actions. …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Does the New SCRA Lease Termination Law Apply to Landlords?

Landlords and property management firms need to be aware of a recent change to the SCRA lease termination laws.The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects servicemembers from a host of legal actions, including foreclosures and evictions, without a court order. …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA Credit Card Regulations for Active Military

Banks and lenders that aren’t familiar with SCRA credit card regulations can find themselves in violation of this federal law. Servicemembers on active military status are entitled to a number of protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and one …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Lender to Pay $9M for Student Loan SCRA Violations

A federal student loan servicer has agreed to pay $9 million to settle a fraud claim with the New York Attorney General’s office for Student Loan SCRA Violations that deceived borrowers with student loans.The student loan debt crises has …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Will the Proposed FECRA Modeled After SCRA Help Me?

As a result of the government shutdown, some Democrats in Congress have introduced FECRA legislation similar to the SCRA to help protect federal workers.The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is a revision to a federal law dating back to World …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA Updates Help Lenders Verify Military Status

New SCRA updates make it easier for servicemembers to verify military status to lenders. One of the significant benefits to servicemembers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) is the possibility that interest rates on certain loans and credit card …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

What Do I Need to Know about Storage Units and the SCRA?

It’s not unusual for servicemembers to miss occasional payments on their storage units, and the SCRA provides them protections from retaliatory actions if they are on active duty. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is designed to protect the rights of …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Credit Union Settles with DOJ for $95K for SCRA Violations

The Department of Justice has found yet another lending institution to have committed SCRA Violations after it illegally repossessed servicemembers’ cars. The DOJ announced last month that it reached an agreement with a credit union in upstate New York,  in …

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