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Basic Landlord-Tenant Law (Not Federal Housing)

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Lawline FAQ: When a person wants to rent an apartment or some other type of dwelling the person, called the Tenant, enters into an agreement with the owner of the property, the Landlord, spelling out the terms and conditions of the rental of the property. Such an agreement is called a Lease, and a Lease may be one of two types, an oral Lease or a written Lease.

Level Up Law: Rent Smart—Basic Landlord Tenant Law In South Carolina

SCLS attorney and housing law unit head, Mark Fessler, talks about the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords under the South Carolina law. These rights often originate in the rental agreement. He discusses the rights of landlords and tenants in regards to: *Payment of rent *Maintaining the property *Access to the property *Security deposits *Terminating leases *Navigating eviction Learn more about what to consider when renting at https://sclegal.org/brochures/10-thin... Are you being evicted? More information here http://sclegal.org/wp-content/uploads... For other resources on landlord-tenant issues, check out https://www.learnthelaw.org/group/502... Have questions on a housing issue? Find more insight at our free legal classroom on housing issues at https://www.lawhelp.org/sc/issues/hou... For more resources and assistance on this and other legal issues, visit https://www.lawhelp.org/sc Apply for help online at https://www.lawhelp.org/sc/online-intake, or call our intake line 1 (888) 346-5592 Visit our website https://sclegal.org/ for more Andrea E. Loney, Executive Director, andrealoney@sclegal.org South Carolina Legal Services is a statewide law firm that provides civil legal services to protect the rights and represent the interests of low-income South Carolinians. To stay up to date on what we are doing at SC Legal Services, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @sclegal and Facebook at South Carolina Legal Services.

Magistrates Landlord/Tenant Court

Lawline FAQ: A magistrate may sit as a judge of a landlord-tenant court. This discussion will concentrate on rental agreements for a personal residence such as an apartment or single family home as opposed to rental of a business.

Online Classrooms

Need to represent yourself in court but don’t know how? Our Online Classrooms will guide you through the process in any of these topics: Debt Collection Defense, Guardianship, Unemployment Benefits Appeals, Getting Your Landlord to Make Repairs, and Filing for an Order of Protection.

Renter’s Assistance

Looking for an apartment or house to rent? It can be both exciting - and frustrating. Click the link to read more about it.

Renters in Foreclosure Toolkit

An outline of provisions protecting tenants living in foreclosed buildings.

Rights and Duties of Landlord

Lawline FAQ: This information outlines the rights and duties of the landlord in the leasing of residential property under the South Carolina Landlord-Tenant Act.

Rights and Duties of Tenants

Lawline FAQ: This information outlines the general rights and duties of the tenant in leasing of a home or apartment under the South Carolina Landlord-Tenant Act. You will need to consult a lawyer for specific problems, and there are some exceptions to the general rules that simply cannot be covered in this brief information.

Searching Affordable Rental Housing

Whether you are looking for a place to call home, or you would like a place to list your rental properties. A free statewide listing and locating service is now available to assist you...

10 Things To Know Before You Rent

10 things to know before you rent in South Carolina.

Magistrates Landlord/Tenant Court

Lawline FAQ: A magistrate may sit as a judge of a landlord-tenant court. This discussion will concentrate on rental agreements for a personal residence such as an apartment or single family home as opposed to rental of a business.

Rights and Duties of Tenants

Lawline FAQ: This information outlines the general rights and duties of the tenant in leasing of a home or apartment under the South Carolina Landlord-Tenant Act. You will need to consult a lawyer for specific problems, and there are some exceptions to the general rules that simply cannot be covered in this brief information.

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