South Carolina Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

South Carolina Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Tenants and Landlord’s should always enter into a written lease that is not in violation of the South Carolina Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The lease is important because it governs the relationship between the tenant and the landlord, and should be fair and balanced, protecting both parties’ interests.
LeaseBoth parties are obligated to abide by the terms of the lease. Tenants in default can be evicted and fined; landlords in default can be fined. While a residential lease in South Carolina is not required to be in writing, it is highly recommended because a verbal lease is much more difficult for either party to enforce.

It is recommended to use only the “State” forms, including the residential lease. “State” forms does not mean it is written by the State of South Carolina, but by the SC Realtors Association, which has legal counsel on staff to make sure its forms comply with SC statutes.

You can read the South Carolina Residential Landlord and Tenant Act here. You can read the Act on SC’s Legislative website here.

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Proposed SC H. 3425 up for debate tomorrow; Bill would help create SC homeowner’s opportunity to produce electricity

Proposed SC H. 3425 up for debate tomorrow; Bill would help create SC homeowner’s opportunity to produce electricity

Sometimes going green and utilizing sustainable building practices doesn’t meet with everyone’s approval…

It seems that letting SC homeowners finance the purchase and installation of solar systems would produce a "win" situation for everyone.

It seems that letting SC homeowners finance the purchase and installation of solar systems would produce a “win” situation for everyone.

I received the email below from the Coastal Conservation League this afternoon and believe it is an important property rights issue concerning home ownership.  What happens in the SC General Assembly impacts home ownership.  Please read for yourself and decide if you want to take action through the CCL website:

“Dear Jim,

H. 3425, the Energy System Freedom of Ownership Act, would allow utility customers to save money on electricity by installing solar panels on their homes, businesses, schools and [places of worship] for little or no upfront cost. The bill will be debated by the House Labor, Commerce & Industry Subcommittee tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19. Take action: click here to ask the Subcommittee members to vote in support of this important legislation!
This bill puts the power of the free market to work by enabling an innovative form of financing called solar leasing. By leasing panels, you can install an energy system without having to pay high upfront costs. Leased panels help protect you from rising electricity rates, and once the lease contract expires, the finance company generally transfers ownership of the system to the customer, at which point all of the electricity produced on your roof is free.
Currently, utility customers can use their own money to purchase solar systems and lower their electricity bills, but most customers cannot afford to do so. Opponents of H. 3425 claim that a finance company which gives you access to affordable electricity by leasing you panels should have to meet the regulatory requirements of a traditional utility, but does a third-party investor really qualify as a full blown utility? These finance companies are merely providing the upfront capital for utility customers to install energy systems and generate some of their own electricity. That is why it’s called the Energy System Freedom of Ownership Act. CCL supports this legislation because it prevents current electric utility regulations from being used to unfairly block renewable energy projects for businesses and private residences as well as for non-profits like [places of worship] and schools.

Please lend your voice to this very important effort, click here to take action and ask the six Representatives on this Subcommittee to vote in support of H. 3425 tomorrow!

Your CCL legislative team,
Merrill, Ryan and Hamilton
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