Iraq-Bound Military Held to Apartment Lease

TexasFred has posted about two Texas Nation Guard Sergents, due to be deployed to Iraq – their second deployment – who cannot break their apartment lease. The couple “felt they had an understanding since military families sometimes get their exact orders only days ahead of deployment.

They know we couldn’t fight it right now because we leave Saturday. We’re backed into a corner where we had to pay it, couldn’t dispute with creditors because we’re going to be gone,” said Chris Horvath.

The Horvaths paid the fees but say they’re leaving feeling penalized for choosing to serve their country.

TexasFred has investigated and came up with some contact information, with more to come. Help us get this apartment complex some unwanted celebrity, and get the fees back for this couple serving our country.

MCKINNEY – A North Texas couple is getting ready for their second deployment overseas.

They’re leaving to serve their country but instead they’ve been served with fees from their landlord.

“It’s a job, we have to do it,” said Chris Horvath.

But they’re leaving with added stress, since they’ve been in a fight with their apartment complex – McKinney’s El Lago development.

The couple, both of whom are sergeants in the Texas National Guard, are soon headed to Iraq.

Full Story Here:
Iraq-bound guards penalized for breaking apartment lease

MORE FROM TexasFred: These are the names and addresses I have so far, there are some inquiries being made by a contact I have that IS in the apartment business. I do know this much, the TAA, Texas Apartment Association has a specific clause in their contract concerning military personnel and their transfers and activations, and that clause is in favor OF the troops.

I called El Lago Apartments and spoke to a person named Stephanie, and according to her the El Lago Apartments doesn’t operate under TAA leasing agreements. They would discuss the matter no further.

ANAHEIM, CA 92802-1247
(714) 520-9432

owners of

El Lago Apartments
MC KINNEY, 75070
(972) 569-6700

I am trying to pin down something on this El Lago Partners LTD, I might not be able to get it all until Monday, I have *feelers* out.

I will also be contacting the National Guard Bureau Public Affairs On Call, PAO email (703)-627-7273 and the office of Public Affairs email (703)-607-2584 on Monday.

I hope some of you will post this on your blogs and get involved, this type of thing can’t be allowed to happen to our troops. No matter how you feel about Bush and the war in Iraq, this isn’t about him, it’s about our TROOPS, and they have no choice but to follow orders and go when and where they are ordered..

Please, get involved…

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