Unexpired Lease

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Unexpired Lease (UEL)

Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), Chapter 5, Part B

Unexpired Lease reimbursement is authorized for expenses incurred due to the early termination of a lease agreement.  The UEL allowance is in lieu of a Real Estate sale reimbursement.

***Unexpired Lease Reimbursements are taxable. ***

Things you need to know:

  1. Unexpired lease is in lieu of Sale of a Residence at the OLD DUTY STATION.
  2. Reimbursement is limited to expenses charged due to terminating the lease early.  Fees that would be applied at the conclusion of a lease are not reimbursable (example: painting and cleaning fees).
  3. Reimbursement is prorated when the lease is not in the name of the employee and/or their dependent.
  4. An advance is not authorized on an Unexpired Lease reimbursement.

Voucher Submission for Unexpired Lease

  1. DD Form 1351-2 (Travel Voucher/Sub Voucher) – Be sure to review the Civilian Relocation Travel Voucher Guide and the Civilian relocation DD Form 1351-2 Voucher checklist.
  2. DD Form 1614 (Travel Authorization/Orders) with all amendments.
  3. Copy of the original lease signed by the employee and tenant and all renewal agreements and addendums.
  4. Copy of the Notification of Intent to vacate that was provided to the landlord.
  5. Copy of the letter form the landlord accepting the terms to vacate.
  6. Signed statement providing the exact date the apartment was vacated.
  7. Paid in full, itemized receipt/ledger from the landlord showing lease termination fees.
  8. Include Direct Deposit Form SF1199A

Page updated November 30, 2018