South Carolina Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The South Carolina commercial and residential lease agreements offer a way for a property owner/manager and a tenant to come to terms in a binding contract that sets the conditions for which space may be used. All terms must be in accordance with State laws (Commercial Title 36 > Chapter 2A and Residential Title 27 > Chapter 40) and after filling-in the form with both parties' details and authorizing the document becomes legal and binding until the end of the term. If a landlord or tenant would like to cancel the arrangement, they will have to both come to agreement over the termination.


The South Carolina commercial lease agreement is a binding contract between a business, represented by an entity or individual, and a landlord that owns non-residential space such as retail, office, or industrial. The form may be setup in three (3) different ways; Gross – The tenant pays a monthly amount and the landlord takes care of all utilities and expenses related to the property. Modified-Gross – Tenant and landlord negotiate and share all the costs associated with the premises. Triple-Net…

The South Carolina five (5) day notice to quit is served upon a tenant at the time rent is late. The document gives the tenant, according to Statute 27-40-710, five (5) full days from the date of being served to pay all that is owed to the landlord or vacate the premises. If the amount is paid the lease shall continue into its entirety.

Download the South Carolina month to month lease which permits a tenant to occupy property just as like a standard contract except this type has no end date. The agreement runs on perpetually until one of the parties, landlord or tenant, gives the other a written declaration of their intentions to cancel the agreement with at least thirty (30) days’ notice (Section 27-40-770). All sections of the agreement must follow South Carolina State laws (Title 27 > Chapter 40) and the…

A South Carolina rental application, also known as ‘Form 460’, is to be used by all landlords when making a decision to see if a tenant has the financial means to pay the monthly rent for a specific property. Depending on the landlord’s requirements, but usually a lessee must be earning at least three (3) times the monthly amount of the rent payment in order to feel secure about the tenant’s employment status. If it is less than the amount the…

The South Carolina residential lease agreements may be downloaded and filled-in electronically or after printing once both parties, landlord and tenant, have come to terms over the use of a single family unit. All terms and conditions must adhere to the State laws (Title 27, Chapter 40) and it is highly encouraged that before all the parties sign the document that the landlord run a credit check on the tenant with the application. Versions Association of Realtors (Form 410) | Adobe…

The South Carolina sublease agreement document may be used for a tenant renting from a landlord who would like to rent the same space to someone else for a monthly payment. The original tenant, or sublessor, acknowledges that they will accept all responsibility over the sublessee, and if in the chance they do not pay, the original tenant shall remain paying the amount sttaed in the lease agreement with the landlord. It is a good idea to inform the landlord…

REQUIRED LANDLORD DISCLOSURES

Identification (Section 27-40-420) – Any person authorized to act on behalf of the landlord must be identified in the lease agreement as well as anyone allowed on to the premises. In addition, a legal address must be given to the tenant for official notices.

Lead-Based Paint – Due to federal law any property that was improved before the year 1978 must be outfitted with this disclosure to all tenants identifying the high probability of this type of hazardous paint existing on the premises.

Security Deposits (Section 27-40-410) – Only if the landlord has more than five (5) adjoining units on the property and charges different deposit amounts to different tenants. If this is the case then the landlord needs to create a document and hang in a conspicuous place in order to explain why lessee’s were charged different amounts.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

Security Deposits (Section 27-40-410)

Maximum – There is no maximum to how much a landlord may ask a tenant for the amount prior to the lease agreement.

Returning – Within thirty (30) days after the termination of the tenancy shall the landlord give back any and all funds associated with the deposit.

Access to the Premises (by Landlord) – Section 27-40-530

The landlord must always provide at least twenty-four-hours notice before every time entering the property for non-emergency use. This may be for common or routine maintenance or to show the property to another prospective tenant at the end of the term.