South Carolina

As a landlord, you spend a great deal of time finding tenants, showing units, and preparing documents. Our South Carolina Residential Lease Forms save you time and money with standardized templates so you don't have to hire a lawyer to write your leases. There - that was easy.

Amount of Security Deposit
There is no statutory limit on what a landlord can charge a tenant for a security deposit in South Carolina, but it's in your best interests to set a reasonable amount. In most cases, that would be the equivalent of 1 or 2 month's rent, which is generally sufficient to cover unpaid rent and the cost of any repairs for damage caused by the tenant.

Interest on Security Deposit
Landlords are not required to pay interest on the security deposit, nor are they required to notify the tenant as to the bank or the account in which the deposit funds are being held.

Return of Security Deposit
South Carolina law requires the landlord to return the security deposit within 30 days from the termination of the tenancy. If any deductions are made from the deposit for unpaid rent or damages, the landlord must also supply an itemized statement listing all the deductions.
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South Carolina Agreement for Tenant Alterations to Rental Unit

South Carolina tenants, get your landlord's consent to do alterations to your rental unit with this Agreement for Tenant Alterations.

  • The tenant must use only the materials and procedures set out in the agreement.
  • The tenant confirms that s/he is not acting as an employee of the landlord.
  • The tenant waives all claims against the landlord for injury, loss or damage suffered as a result of the work.
  • The agreement contains alternate provisions as to own.....

South Carolina Agreement to Terminate Lease Early

Cancel a tenant's lease before the end of the lease term with this South Carolina Agreement for Early Termination of Lease form.

  • This form is not for evictions. It can only be used when both the landlord and tenant agree to terminate the lease early.
  • This Agreement is for residential tenants only. A different form is required for commercial rental properties.
  • The tenant must still give the landlord wr.....

South Carolina Assignment of Lease by Landlord

Transfer an existing lease to a new owner of the property with this South Carolina Assignment of Lease by Landlord form.

  • The Assignment is between the seller (current landlord), the purchaser of the property (new landlord), and the tenant, and is part of the documentation required to complete the sale of the property.
  • The tenant covenants to pay rent to the new landlord and continue to perform the tenant's obligations under the lease.
  • The purchaser and selle.....

South Carolina Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement

Lease a house or apartment in South Carolina to a tenant with this Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement.

  • The lease runs for a fixed term, such as 1 year.
  • The security deposit must not exceed 1 1/2 months' rent. The deposit must be returned to the tenant within 30 days of the end of the tenancy, minus any deductions for unpaid rent or damages to the premises.
  • The tenant must give the landlord prompt notice of any needed repairs. The landlord must make all .....

South Carolina Lease Co-Signer Agreement

This South Carolina Lease Co-Signer Agreement is for any landlord who is signing a lease with a tenant who is a minor (such as a student).

  • A parent or guardian of the tenant must sign the Agreement.
  • The co-signer agrees to allow the landlord to run a credit check.
  • The co-signer guarantees payment of the rent, and that the tenant will comply with the rental agreement.
  • Once signed, the form should be attached as a schedule to the lease or rental agre.....

South Carolina Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease

Get your landlord's consent to assign your lease or sublet your rental unit for the rest of the lease term with this South Carolina Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease.

  • The new tenant must meet the landlord's requirements, and the landlord must give its written approval of the new tenant.
  • The form contains clauses for either an assignment of the lease or a sublease of the premises.
  • The landlord has the option to hold the existing tenant respo.....

South Carolina Rental Agreement for Residential Premises

South Carolina landlords, rent a house or apartment to a tenant with this Rental Agreement for Residential Premises, for a monthly or weekly tenancy.
  • The Agreement establishes what is called a "periodic tenancy" because it runs from rental period to rental period (month to month or week to week).
  • The tenant must pay late fees if the rent is not paid on time, and a charge for any returned checks.
  • The tenant is responsible for yard maintenance.
  • Pr.....

South Carolina Residential Lease Extension Agreement

Extend the term of a tenant's lease with this South Carolina Residential Lease Extension Agreement.

  • The landlord and tenant must both agree to extend the lease term for an additional period.
  • The lease cost now becomes a monthly rental payment for the duration of the extended term.
  • All other provisions of the original lease which are not amended in the Extension Agreement remain the same.
  • This Agreement is only for residential tenancies. For busines.....

South Carolina Residential Sublease Agreement

South Carolina tenants, sublease the property you are renting with this Sublease Agreement for residential rental units.

  • The sublease requires the consent of the landlord.
  • The subtenant must pay the rent, the utilities and a damage deposit.
  • The subtenant must keep the premises in clean and good condition.
  • The subtenant cannot assign the sublease without the consent of both the landlord and the original tenant.
  • The sublease includes a .....