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Landlord Legislation in South Carolina

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SC H3553 Tenants

Introduced Session

124th General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 27-40-460 So As To Allow A Tenant Who Is The Victim Of A Crime To Request A New Lock And To Provide A Procedure If The Perpetrator Of The Crime Is A Tenant, To Allow A Victim Of Domestic Violence To Terminate A Rental Agreement Under Certain Circumstances, And To Prohibit A Landlord From Undertaking Certain Actions.
Sponsors
Ivory Thigpen Jermaine Johnson Marvin Pendarvis
Last Action
Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson, Pendarvis
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2021-h3553/

SC H3996 Credit reporting for low income housing

Introduced Session

124th General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 27-40-460 So As To Provide That A Landlord Of An Assisted Housing Development Shall Offer A Tenant The Option Of Having The Tenant's Rental Payment Information Reported To A Nationwide Consumer Reporting Agency.
Sponsors
Chandra Dillard Wendell Gilliard Leola Robinson-Simpson Anne Parks
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2021-h3996/

SC H3132 Landlord and tenants

Introduced Session

124th General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Article 17 To Chapter 3, Title 31 So As To Provide Definitions; To Provide For Grants For Landlord-tenant Focused Community Courts; To Provide That The Executive Director Of The South Carolina Housing Authority Maintain A Certain Database; To Provide That The Director Shall Award Grants To Local Governments And Nonprofit Organizations To Collect Certain Data; To Establish An Advisory Committee Known As The "committee On Eviction Research"; To Provide That The Director Shall Set Up A Grant Program For Local Governments To Establish Certain Crisis Assistance Programs; To Provide That The Comptroller General Shall Conduct Certain Eviction Studies And Send Reports; And To Provide That This Article Does Not Deny Landlords Certain Rights.
Sponsors
Marvin Pendarvis Leola Robinson-Simpson
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2021-h3132/

SC S0666 Ejection of tenant, Magistrates Court

Introduced Session

124th General Assembly

Summary
Amend Chapter 37, Title 27 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Ejectment Of Tenants, By Adding Section 27-37-45, To Provide For The Expedited Ejectment Of Certain Tenants By Landlords; And To Amend Section 8-21-1010(a) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Magistrates' Fees, To Provide A Fee For Filing An Expedited Ejectment.
Sponsors
Lawrence Grooms
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2021-s0666/

SC H3373 SC Housing Court

Introduced Session

124th General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Article 11, To Chapter 40, Title 27 Entitled "south Carolina Housing Court" So As To Require Each County To Establish A Housing Court Within The County's Existing Magistrates Court, To Provide For The Transfer Of A Case In Certain Circumstances, And To Provide That A Tenant Has A Right To Counsel; To Amend Section 27-40-210, Relating To General Definitions, So As To Define The Term "court"; And To Amend Sections 27-40-130, 27-40-610, 27-40-710, And 27-40-780, All Relating To Legal Remedies Under The Residential Landlord And Tenant Act, So As To Make Conforming Changes.
Sponsors
Marvin Pendarvis Leola Robinson-Simpson Lonnie Hosey
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2021-h3373/

SC H3944 Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Introduced Session

123rd General Assembly

Summary
Amend Chapter 40, Title 27, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The Residential Landlord And Tenant Act, So As To Exempt Certain Property From The Provisions Of This Chapter, To Alter Certain Definitions And To Define The Terms "fee" And "minimum Habitability Standards", To Proscribe Certain Rental Agreements Or Provisions Of Rental Agreements As Unconscionable, To Provide Notice And Service Requirements Under Certain Circumstances, To Require A Landlord To Comply With Minimum Habitability Standards, To Provide That A Tenant Shall Not Conduct Or Permit Activities In Furtherance Of A Criminal Enterprise In The Dwelling Unit, To Allow A Tenant To Make Repairs And Deduct The Cost From Rent After Providing Notice To The Landlord And Provide Other Remedies For The Landlord's Failure To Act, To Provide When A Landlord May Terminate The Rental Agreement And To Require The Landlord To Give The Tenant Fourteen Days To Repay Past Due Rent, To Provide That A Landlord May Not Seek An Order For Eviction For A Failure To Pay Fees Associated With The Late Rent Payment Or Without Giving Adequate Notice To The Tenant, And To Allow A Tenant To Make A Payment Of Rent Due Within Fourteen Days Of A Court Finding That Rent Is Owed To The Landlord.
Sponsors
Marvin Pendarvis
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2019-h3944/

SC S0569 Healthy Rental Housing Act

Introduced Session

123rd General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, To Enact The "healthy Rental Housing Act Of 2019" By Adding Section 27-40-635 So As To Provide Remedies For Tenants Of Residential Rental Properties With Mold That Materially Affects The Health Or Safety Of The Tenant Or Authorized Occupant Of The Rental Property; To Amend Section 27-40-210, Relating To Definitions In The Residential Landlord And Tenant Act, So As To Define Additional Necessary Terminology; To Amend Section 27-40-420, Relating To Certain Written Disclosures That Landlords Must Make To Residential Tenants, So As To Require Written Disclosure Of Visible Evidence Of Mold In Areas Readily Accessible Within The Interior Of The Dwelling Unit, And To Provide Options For A Tenant To Whom The Landlord Discloses The Presence Of Such Mold; To Amend Section 27-40-440, Relating To Landlord Obligations To Maintain Rental Units And Premises, So As To Provide Landlords Shall Maintain The Rental Units And Premises In A Condition Appropriate To Prevent The Accumulation Of Moisture And The Growth Of Mold, And To Provide Certain Notice Requirements When Such Moisture Or Mold Is Found; And To Amend Section 27-40-510, Relating To The Obligations Of Tenants With Respect To Rental Units And Premises, So As To Provide Tenants Shall Use Reasonable Efforts To Maintain The Premises In A Condition Appropriate To Prevent The Accumulation Of Moisture And The Growth Of Mold, And To Provide Certain Notice Requirements When Such Moisture Or Mold Is Found.
Sponsors
Darrell Jackson
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2019-s0569/

SC H4329 Rental agreement

Introduced Session

123rd General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 27-40-350 So As To Provide That A Tenant Who Is A Victim Of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Or Stalking May Terminate The Rental Agreement Within Sixty Days Of The Documented Incident And Is Not Required To Pay Penalties That May Otherwise Be Imposed For Early Termination, To Provide Notice Requirements For The Tenant, To Establish Certain Requirements For The Landlord, And To Prohibit Retaliatory Actions Against The Tenant.
Sponsors
Nancy Mace Ivory Thigpen
Last Action
Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thigpen
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2019-h4329/

SC S0281 Guide dogs

Introduced Session

123rd General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Sections 47-3-980 And 47-3-990 So As To Provide That Intentional Misrepresentation Of A Service Animal Is Unlawful, To Establish Penalties, And For Other Purposes; To Amend Section 56-7-10, Relating To Offenses For Which Uniform Traffic Tickets Must Be Used, So As To Add The Offense Of Misrepresenting Service Animals; To Amend Sections 47-3-920 And 47-3-970, Relating To Terms Defined In Layla's Law And Restitution Requirements, Respectively, So As To Make Conforming Changes; And To Amend Section 31-21-70, Relating To Fair Housing Applications, So As To Allow Landlords To Ask Certain Questions Regarding A Tenant's Or Prospective Tenant's Animal For Purposes Of Reasonable Accommodations. - Ratified Title
Sponsors
Scott Talley Paul Campbell Shane Martin
Last Action
Act No. 44
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2019-s0281/

SC H4005 Expedited ejectments of certain tenants by landlords

Introduced Session

123rd General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 27-37-45 So As To Provide For Expedited Ejectments Of Certain Tenants By Landlords; And To Amend Section 8-21-1010, Relating To Magistrates' Fees, So As To Provide A Fee For Filing An Expedited Ejectment.
Sponsors
Chip Huggins
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2019-h4005/

SC H4815 Tenants; allow a tenant who is a victim of a crime to require new locks

Introduced Session

123rd General Assembly

Summary
Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 27-40-460 So As To Allow A Tenant Who Is The Victim Of A Crime To Request A New Lock And To Provide A Procedure If The Perpetrator Of The Crime Is A Tenant, To Allow A Victim Of Domestic Violence To Terminate A Rental Agreement Under Certain Circumstances, And To Prohibit A Landlord From Undertaking Certain Actions.
Sponsors
Mandy Norrell Cezar McKnight Wendy Brawley Marvin Pendarvis Gilda Cobb-Hunter
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2019-h4815/

SC H4422 Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Introduced Session

122nd General Assembly

Summary
Allow A Seller To Recover Actual Damages And Obtain Other Forms Of Relief From A Purchasing Party Who Occupies A Dwelling Unit Prior To The Completion Of The Sale And Fails To Make Payments To The Seller.
Sponsors
MaryGail Douglas Robert Brown
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2017-h4422/

SC S0123 Healthy Rental Housing Act of 2017

Introduced Session

122nd General Assembly

Summary
Provide Tenants Shall Use Reasonable Efforts To Maintain The Premises In A Condition Appropriate To Prevent The Accumulation Of Moisture And The Growth Of Mold, And To Provide Certain Notice Requirements When Such Moisture Or Mold Is Found.
Sponsors
Darrell Jackson
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2017-s0123/

SC S0118 Civil jurisdiction of Magistrate Court

Introduced Session

122nd General Assembly

Summary
Increase The Civil Jurisdiction From Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars To Ten Thousand Dollars And To Require That, Except For Landlord And Tenant Cases, Any Case With An Amount In Controversy Equaling Or Exceeding Five Thousand Dollars Must Be Ordered For Mandatory Mediation In Accordance With Procedures Established By The South Carolina Supreme Court.
Sponsors
George Campsen Gerald Malloy Greg Hembree Thomas Davis
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2017-s0118/

SC H3234 Residential Landlord and Tenant Act exemptions

Introduced Session

122nd General Assembly

Summary
Delete Occupancy Under A Rental Agreement Covering The Premises Used By The Occupant Primarily For Agricultural Purposes As An Exemption Under The Act.
Sponsors
Joseph McEachern William Sandifer
Last Action
Committee Amendment Adopted
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2017-h3234/

SC H4457 Civil jurisdiction of magistrate courts

Introduced Session

121st General Assembly

Summary
Increase The Civil Jurisdiction From Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars To Fifteen Thousand Dollars.
Sponsors
Chip Huggins Walton McLeod
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2015-h4457/

SC S0688 Healthy Rental Housing Act

Introduced Session

121st General Assembly

Summary
Provide Tenants Shall Use Reasonable Efforts To Maintain The Premises In A Condition Appropriate To Prevent The Accumulation Of Moisture And The Growth Of Mold, And To Provide Certain Notice Requirements When Such Moisture Or Mold Is Found.
Sponsors
Darrell Jackson
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2015-s0688/

SC H4832 Abandoned property

Introduced Session

120th General Assembly

Summary
Revise And Correct Cross-references To Available Remedies.
Sponsors
Mandy Norrell
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2013-h4832/

SC H3143 Bedbug infestation

Introduced Session

120th General Assembly

Summary
Require Notice Of Bedbug Infestation To A Person Seeking Temporary Or Permanent Residence In A Charitable Or Emergency Protective Shelter, Among Other Things.
Sponsors
Wendell Gilliard
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2013-h3143/

SC S0009 Expedited ejectments by landlords

Introduced Session

120th General Assembly

Summary
Set A Fifty Dollar Filing Fee To Apply For An Expedited Ejectment.
Sponsors
Larry Martin
Last Action
Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), S.Martin, Young
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2013-s0009/

SC H3145 Expedited ejectments by landlords

Introduced Session

120th General Assembly

Summary
Provide A Fee For Filing An Expedited Ejectment.
Sponsors
Chip Huggins Joseph Daning Phillip Lowe David Weeks Jackson Whipper
Last Action
Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), S.Martin, Young
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2013-h3145/

SC S0061 Tenant ejectment

Introduced Session

119th General Assembly

Summary
A Bill To Amend The 1976 Code, By Adding Section 27-37-45 To Provide Certain Definitions, And To Provide Grounds And Procedures For An Expedited Tenant Ejectment; To Amend Section 8-21-1010, Relating To The Schedule Of Fees And Costs Collected By Magistrates, To Provide A Filing Fee For An Action For Expedited Tenant Ejectment; And To Amend Section 22-1-17, Relating To Continuing Education For Magistrates, To Provide South Carolina Court Administration May Establish A Continuing Education Program Concerning Landlord And Tenant Rights That Magistrates, Landlords, Tenants, And Law Enforcement Officials May Attend.
Sponsors
Larry Martin Michael Rose
Last Action
Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Ford, Massey, S.Martin
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2011-s0061/

SC H3448 Landlords

Introduced Session

119th General Assembly

Summary
Provide A Landlord May Obtain Judgment To Enforce Collection Of Rent By Garnishment Of The Wages Of A Tenant.
Sponsors
Robert Brown William Hixon
Last Action
Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2011-h3448/

SC S1051 Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Introduced Session

119th General Assembly

Summary
Relating To The Residential Landlord And Tenant Act, By Adding Section 27-40-550 To Provide That A Tenant May Not Harm The Premises In Retaliation For A Landlord Initiating An Ejectment Proceeding; And By Adding Section 27-40-810 To Provide That A Tenant That Harms The Premises In Retaliation For The Landlord Initiating An Ejectment Proceeding Must Make The Necessary Repairs Or Reimburse The Landlord For The Costs Of The Repairs If The Landlord Repairs The Damages And To Provide That The Landlord May Recover The Costs Of The Repairs And Attorney's Fees If The Tenant Does Not Reimburse Him.
Sponsors
Dick Elliott Michael Rose Danny Verdin
Last Action
Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Ford, Massey, S.Martin
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2011-s1051/

SC H3274 Ejectment of tenant

Introduced Session

119th General Assembly

Summary
Provide An Emergency Means Circumstances Considered To Threaten Significant Property Damage Or Human Life.
Sponsors
Robert Brown Alan Clemmons Daniel Hamilton Chip Huggins Wendy Nanney Garry Smith Tommy Stringer David Weeks Jackson Whipper Todd Atwater Phyllis Henderson
Last Action
Committee report: Favorable Judiciary
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/sc-2011-h3274/

Must-Know South Carolina Landlord-Tenant Laws

Law For Landlords

In the U.S., there are nearly 48.5 million rental units. A little over half of these rental units are owned by business entities, while the rest are owned by individual investors.

There are a lot of good reasons to own rental property in, including providing a passive income source as well as the potential for property value appreciation. Many Americans have managed to make rental property ownership their full-time job, while others might keep a few rental properties as a way of making extra income.

If you are considering becoming a landlord, you likely have a lot of questions. What regulations do landlords need to know? What should I know as a landlord in general?

Understanding landlord-tenant laws is essential for protecting yourself legally and financially. Here’s a brief guide for self-managing landlords regarding some of the most important federal and state laws.

The Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act is one of the two major federal laws that impact all property managers and landlords across the country. This is a law that prohibits discrimination due to national origin, race, religion, color, disability, sex or familial status. This law applies to:

  • Renting or buying a home
  • Seeking housing assistance
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Engaging in other housing-related activities

This law extends beyond leasing where landlords are concerned. It also applies to advertising, meaning that it is illegal to market your properties to any specific group of people.

Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a law that requires landlords to do a number of things when running a credit check. These include receiving permission from an applicant to run a credit report, informing the applicant if their credit report was the basis for adverse action or denial, and providing specific information regarding the credit reporting agency they used

Law Paint Law

It is required by landlords under federal law to disclose the presence of lead paint. They are not required to remove lead paint under federal law, but state laws might dictate otherwise. It’s important to learn about your state and municipality laws regarding lead paint in addition to the federal law.

Discrimination Law

Beyond the Federal Fair Housing Act, state and local laws might provide additional protection beyond the federal law. These might extend protections to people based on their sexual orientation, age, marital status, political association and even hairstyle.

Tenant Duties

While your tenant is responsible for some things, you should know what those things are as the landlord. Then, you can include those duties in your lease agreement. If a tenant doesn’t fulfill their duties, you may be able to provide a notice to vacate in law. Your tenants need to comply with local health and building codes to keep themselves and others safe. They also need to dispose of garbage safely and legally, and they need to use the property reasonably. That means living in the property, but unreasonable uses could include conducting business. Tenants are also responsible for keeping the property clean on a daily basis. They also can’t do anything that would disturb their neighbors, especially if you own a duplex or a similar property. A tenant must also ensure their guests also comply with these requirements. And whenever your tenant has any issues, they must notify you so that you can correct the problem.

Security Deposit Limit

Before a tenant moves in, you can charge them a security deposit. Fortunately, doesn’t have any limitations regarding the amount the deposit can be. You can set an amount based on the property’s rent or value. And you can charge a security deposit for short-term or long-term leases. Then, you can hold onto that amount for the duration of the tenant’s stay. While you can use the money from the deposit, it’s smart to keep it in a separate account. When the tenant moves out, you can make sure you have enough money to pay them back. You can outline the terms of the security deposit, such as the amount and when you will return it, in your lease agreement. That way, you and your tenant both understand the terms, and you can use similar language if you ever buy property in another state.

A Legal Lease Document

Each state and some municipalities might have laws regarding the lease contract. Rental contracts must abide by all laws and be legally written. It is necessary to indicate tenant names, monthly rental rates, and leasing periods clearly.

In some jurisdictions, it is required that certain legal disclosures be included in the lease document. Working with a lawyer to produce your rental contract can help ensure that the lease provides all of the required information and doesn’t break any federal, state, or local laws.

Required Disclosures

It is common in many states to require landlords to inform tenants about individual landlord policies, certain state laws, or specific information about the rental. It might be required that this is disclosed within the lease itself or in additional documentation.

It’s important to look into your state’s requirements about disclosures. However, some commonly required disclosures include notice of recent deaths, mold, meth contamination, or other safety or health hazards.

Providing a Safe Environment

One important landlord-tenant law has to do with the habitability of the rental unit. The definition of “safe, habitable condition” might be different between states. For this reason, you must familiarize yourself with the laws for landlords in your location.

Typically, this means that the property cannot have serious deficiencies. It also means that fixtures, appliances, heating, and plumbing need to be in working order. You also cannot rent out a property that is infested with pests or insects.

 Landlords are usually responsible for dealing with infestations even if the outbreak happens after the tenant moves in. However, in many states, this can be avoided by specifying that the renter is responsible for pest control.

Laws About Making Repairs

In the lease agreement, it will be outlined that the tenants are responsible for reporting necessary repairs. It then becomes the landlord’s responsibility to complete the repairs within an appropriate amount of time.

If a landlord doesn’t make a repair in a timely manner in a way that impacts the safety or health of a tenant, a tenant might have the right to withhold rent.

Security Deposits

It is common for landlords to require a security deposit from the tenant. This is in order to cover the costs of any damage the tenant causes or if they fail to pay rent. A landlord must refund the security deposit unless it is needed to cover the cost of fixing property damage or covering default rent payments.

In some states, how the security deposit is kept is dictated by the law. It is also typically required that an itemized list of deductions must be provided to the tenant if the landlord is using some of the deposit for these purposes.

The unused portion of the deposit must be returned and the itemized statement must be provided. If they aren’t, the landlord can face financial and legal repercussions.

Renters Right To Privacy

Most landlord-tenant rules and regulations cover the right to quiet enjoyment of a tenant. This means that it is their right to live on a property undisturbed. The landlord must give proper notice before entering the rental unit, which is usually 24 to 48 hours unless there is an emergency.

Landlords can only enter the rental property for valid reasons and at a reasonable time of day after giving notice.

Landlord-Tenant Laws: Essential For Protecting Yourself Legally and Financially

Without a good understanding of landlord-tenant laws, you can find yourself in a mess of legal and financial trouble. It’s therefore very important to familiarize yourself with the federal, state, and local laws regarding the rights of tenants and the responsibilities of landlords.

Are you looking for more valuable resources to serve as a guide for self-managing landlords? You can find more resources and guides here.

Reviewing Laws for Landlords

Understanding laws for landlords is essential for keeping your properties up and running. It can also protect you and your finances if you have a problematic tenant or experience other issues. Whether you just bought your first rental property or are looking to expand, you should understand how these laws affect you. That way, you won’t have to worry about losing everything. Do you want to learn more about laws for landlords? Let us know.

Please understand that because of the nature of the topic, this page has been written in a generalized form. Further guidance should be sought on the topic being searched by the landlord.

South Carolina Landlord Legislation Blog

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

A Guide to Section 8 for Landlords

Over 10 million Americans are afforded federal rental assistance under a program known as Section 8 housing. This federal rental assistance can be used all over the United States, which means that all US landlords should have a basic understanding of what Section 8 is and how it works. In short, Section 8 housing provides a solution for low-income families and individuals who are in need of housing. But how does Section 8 housing work for landlords? If you’ve poked around online

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Pros and Cons of Month-to-Month Rental Leases

The real estate market is in a particularly unusual state in 2021 as the overall economy seeks to correct itself during an ongoing pandemic. One of the more surprising results of the past year is that while housing prices are going up, the cost to rent is, in many places, going down or stabilizing. Now is a great time for property owners to analyze the kind of leasing agreements they typically offer. Is month-to-month rental a better solution in the present,

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A Guide to Squatter Rights- What Landlords Absolutely Need to Know

If you’re a landlord who has recently discovered the presence of unknown tenants living in one of your properties, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Is this trespassing? Can you simply kick them out? The answer is not quite so simple, assuming these unexpected tenants are squatters. We tend to think of squatters in basic, colloquial terms: people who have moved into a property they don’t own or rent and live there without permission. However, you’ve probably also heard

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A Complete Guide to Every Step in the Eviction Process

As a landlord, your hope is to bring on high-quality tenants that abide by the lease and pay rent on time each month. However, you might be surprised at how likely it is that you could find yourself going through the eviction process at some point in your tenure. In the past few years, US eviction data was compiled and revealed just how common evictions actually are. In fact, in 2016 alone, 2.3 million evictions were filed in America. Our goal is

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The Landlord’s Guide to Rent Collection

There are over 10 million individual landlords in the United States, each with its own methods for rent collection. How a landlord collects rent, what they charge, and how they deal with late payments has to do both with their personal preferences and the laws in their state. Renting is a great way to earn side money or even a full liveable income, but there are many things to consider before you begin looking for tenants. If you have a property you’re interested

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What to Know Before Creating an LLC for a Rental Property

Interested in joining the more than 11 million real estate investors making money off rental properties? It’s a form of potentially passive income with great appeal, but like any investment, it also comes with potential risks. One way to mitigate risk is by setting up a business that would own the property rather than buying it in your own name. Creating an LLC for a rental property can help manage income, taxes, and liability for your rental business. If you’ve been wondering,

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