South Carolina Residential Lease Agreement Form – PDF Template

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The South Carolina residential lease agreement form is a standard one (1) year lease agreement meant for any tenant seeking to rent property who would like to have a binding agreement with a property owner. The form is in a fill-in-the-blanks format and, after a landlord accepts the terms and conditions, both parties may sign and enter into an unalterable deal.

It is recommended that the landlord review the tenant’s credentials through a free rental application to ensure that he or she has the income and credit history to be qualified to make payments on time every month. The landlord may charge a fee for this service that is non-refundable. If either party has any questions about their rights, they should read the State Laws – Chapter 40 – Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – There is no restriction on the amount a landlord can charge.

Returning – Thirty (30) days (§ 27-40-410(a)). If the landlord does not pay on time, the tenant may be owed three (3) times the deposit amount plus attorney’s fees (§ 27-40-410(b)).

Required Disclosures

Owner/Landlord Information – Tenants must receive a disclosure informing them of the name and address of the owner, landlord, or other authorized individual. This disclosure is required for the delivering of legal notices and demands (§ 27-40-420(a)).

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – If the space being rented was built before 1978, the lead-based paint disclosure form must accompany the rental agreement. It must be signed by the tenant to acknowledge acceptance of the document.

Disclosure for Unequal Security Deposits – Landlords who A) rent more than four (4) adjoining units and B) enforce varying security deposit standards for each tenant must inform the tenants of the measures which determine how the deposit amounts are established. This information must be provided before entering into a rental agreement (§ 27-40-410(c)).

Grace Period

South Carolina does not have a grace period for late rent. Rent payments are to be made on the date stated in the rental agreement (§ 27-40-310(c)).

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