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Now with ezSign. South Carolina imposes many regulations on lease agreements, which our lease builder will help explain as you create an SC rental contract.

Document Last Modified: 6/14/2021

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Managing rental properties in South Carolina requires careful consideration of the state’s Landlord Tenant laws. Our Lease Builder guides the South Carolina landlord or property manager in creating a rental agreement package that complies with those laws. This lease and all of our attorney-drafted, user-friendly lease forms, include terms that are specifically chosen to minimize the landlord’s exposure in the event of legal action.

As you complete blank fields in this lease agreement, you may refer to the green South Carolina Assist instruction boxes that appear in applicable sections. For instance, in the landlord information section of the Lease Builder, an Assist box will explain that your tenant must, under state law, be given a written name and address for the landlord or for any agent who will be acting on the landlord’s behalf. In the fees and maintenance section of the Lease Builder, an Assist box explains that if a fee will be charged for a returned check, that fee may not, under state law, exceed $30.

The lease package also includes both required and optional addenda, disclosures and informational documents to protect you and your investment property.

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South Carolina State Laws

Category State Law
Ending and Renewing
South Carolina Law
Week-to-Week: 7 days notice is required.
Month-to-Month: 30 days notice is required.
Fixed Term: No additional notice is required other than what is contained in the written lease. If nothing is contained in the lease regarding notice, then the lease terminates at the end of the term.
Security Deposit
South Carolina Law
There is no limit placed on the maximum amount a landlord may collect for the security deposit.
Returned Payment Fee
South Carolina Law
A fee not to exceed the amount of $30.00 can be charged to the tenant for a returned check.
Late Fee
South Carolina Law
There is no limit placed on the amount that can be charged for a late fee, however, assessed fees should be reasonably related to the expenses the landlord incurs as a result of a late payment.
Insurance Requirements
South Carolina Law
Landlords may require tenants to obtain rental insurance, and could make the failure to do so a breach of the lease.
Addenda & Disclosures
South Carolina Law
If the leased premises was constructed prior to 1978, the landlord must provide all tenants with the Lead-Based Paint EPA Disclosure and the Lead-Based Paint EPA Pamphlet.
Notice to Enter
South Carolina Law
Landlords must provide at least 24 hours notice before entering the leased premises.
Landlord Requirements
South Carolina Law
The landlord must disclose to the tenant the names and addresses of the owner or any agents who are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf in writing, before or at the beginning of the tenancy.

Subleases require the written consent of the landlord. Section 27-35-60.

Contact your local housing or zoning office to be sure your rental property complies with city and county requirements for inspections, rent control, occupancy limits, property codes and zoning. Many cities and counties require inspections, registrations and have specific maintenance regulations.

South Carolina Forms & Documents

South Carolina Landlord Tenant Law Pamphlet
South Carolina Eviction Pamphlet
South Carolina 5 Day Demand for Rent
South Carolina Application for Ejectment
South Carolina 14 Day Notice to Cure

South Carolina Lease Features

South Carolina state-required terms
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South Carolina Lease Package Documents

These represent just a few of the additional legal forms you may include in your lease package:

Rules and Regulations

Below is a sample of the dozens of additional rules you can include in your South Carolina lease package by simply checking boxes:
  • Tenant agrees not to use the Leased Premises for any unlawful purposes including but not limited to the sale, use or possession of illegal drugs on or around the leased premises.
  • Charcoal and gas grills may not be used inside the leased premises.
  • Absolutely no hazardous materials are permitted to be in or around the leased premises at any time.
  • Tenant agrees not to transfer, assign or sub-lease the Leased Premises without the Landlord's written permission. (Legally required)
  • No smoking permitted in the leased premises.
  • Trampolines prohibited on the leased premises.

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