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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: i am a tenant in south Carolina with a 12 month lease. the landlord is selling the property.

would he have to honor the lease or end it?

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Oct 23, 2023

In South Carolina, when a property is sold, the lease agreement typically remains in effect. The new owner, who acquires the property, becomes the new landlord and is typically obligated to honor the terms of the existing lease. This means that your lease should generally remain valid and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Is it legal for a property manager to make me re-sign a lease one month in because of their mistake?

In the original lease I obviously allotted for a certain amount. I go to check to pay my first month and now there is an additional payment each month for something called the renters package which essentially is renters insurance. They are saying that it is required, and there is no opting out... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 2, 2023

It is certainly legal for the landlord to ask but you are under no legal obligation to agree.

The lease that you and your landlord signed is a valid contract that is binding on both parties. If the lease does not require renter’s insurance, you are not required to buy renter’s...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: i been living in a apt complex for over 1 year with mold and now have to use 3 inhalers and take excedrine everyday

smoke detector malfunction from water damage and there was a fire in budling and life was threated cause was unable to get out due to non working smoke detector and have the proof of mold i work from home so inhaling

mold everyday

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2023

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the ordeal this has caused you. I can only speak for the personal injury-related aspects of your question. You could reach out to law firms to try to arrange a free initial consult. Gather... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: My landlord evicted Me without my knowledge I was Incarcerated for 3month
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answered on Aug 11, 2023

If you were evicted without your knowledge while you were incarcerated, start by contacting your landlord to clarify the situation and request documentation related to the eviction. Review your lease terms and consider negotiating with your landlord to reinstate the lease if you want to continue... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: I am renting a home.. landlord doesn't fix anything and my son got hurt due to not keeping maintenance up on our home

My child has got hurt due to the landlord doesn't keep up with maintenance on the property.. when ems came got my son they were talking about how bad the porch wood was eat up with termits

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 15, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could reach out to injury law firms in your state to try to arrange a free initial consult - that's the norm in the industry. An attorney could examine the accident in detail and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: I and my husband 61 & 65 was evicted Friday (wrongfully). We were trying to get our thing but being seniors and disabled

we lost a lot. I forgot to get my medication I take daily for my health that my Dr prescribed, they will not let me in to get it. I have not had my medication since Friday, and I can feel myself slowly going downhill. My husband called, and they told him no, I could not get it. I just got a 90... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 3, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could continue to await a response, but you describe a difficult situation with the deprivation of your medication, so another option could be to reach out to a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for South Carolina on
Q: I feel like I have a good case for a lawsuit against my former leasing company that I rented from. It’s a lot.
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answered on Dec 29, 2023

To determine whether you have a viable case against your former leasing company, it's important to consider several key factors. First, identify the specific grievances you have against the company. These could include issues like breach of the lease agreement, failure to maintain the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for South Carolina on
Q: Is there any way I can keep my father's house?

My father passed away recently. He signed a will on his deathbed naming 4 family heirs with the executor as my brother, who has already decided to sell the house despite my protest and sentimental attachment. I offered to buy out his shares and he was not interested. He's also convinced my... View More

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

You can always buy the house from the estate.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: i have rented and lived in a house for 15+ years, now the homeowner wants to sell the house and is giving me 60 days to

get out, is that fair? i have done a lot of work on the house without compensation.

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answered on Jun 29, 2023

Depending on all the details, your situation is likely governed by the SC Landlord-Tenant Act and your Lease. Without more information, I cannot provide much more insight, but I would recommend reading the Act and your Lease and highlighting or underlining everything relevant to your issue, and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Left our rent before lease ends, left inlivable condition ansecurity deposit butlandlord forcing us to pay rent.

We did all requirements with cleaning and not staying there anymore. But landlord forcing us to pay rent annd keep utilities running until our lease ends or until they not going to find someone else. What can we do in this situation to do not pay rent anymore? Thank you

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 1, 2023

Many landlords will accept a lump sum payment to buy out the remainder of the lease term. The amount depends on the property, demand, and market conditions in the area. I have been able to negotiate but ours for as little as three months rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Literal poop water started coming down from our ceiling fan in our apartment from our upstairs neighbors, can we sue?

We tried to contain it while we waited for the maintenance guys, it took over two hours before they had some people come in and clean it/disinfect it all. They had to throw everything out, since it had all been contaminated.

I am nervous about us getting sick, especially since it was in the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 14, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. I hope everyone in your family is okay. A landlord-tenant attorney could have more insight than a personal injury attorney here in terms of habitability and related issues... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: If I pay my rent will the evicted still be progress
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Mar 18, 2021

You need to speak with your landlord. If at anytime you were in violation of the lease and your landlord complied with the SC landlord tenant act you can be evicted even if you have since caught up on your rent. Make sure to talk to your landlord and get something in writing that they will dismiss... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Is there someone who can help my son and I? Over 14,000 count of toxic black mold was found in our apartment.

A month after moving in my apartment, there was a faulty leak caused by building contractors, causing cracks through my kitchen ceiling, almost caving in on us and resulted in a widespread of mold. This year again over 14,000 count of toxic black mold has returned. I've done everything... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 22, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your heartbreaking and stressful situation. Unfortunately, as you've already learned on your own, mold cases can be difficult to find representation for. Many injury law firms do not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: My landlord emailed me my lease on 10/15/20 but there is not dates on the lease. it states it’s a 12 month lease. valid?
Ryan Schmidt
Ryan Schmidt
answered on Nov 2, 2020

Generally speaking, if both parties signed it and there is other evidence available of when it was signed and returned (emails, metadata, etc.) it is likely valid for 12 months from the date of signing. Alternatively, if there is a date block on the signature line, that date may be used. Lease and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Can an apartment refuse to accept my 60 days notice? They're telling me I have to pay 2 months rent up front first.
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Sep 3, 2020

It really depends on what the lease says. I would recommend that you read your lease in its entirety and if are unsure contact an attorney near you to discuss your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Can a landlord make you move out in 2 months and I'm disabled getting a SSDI check.

These people let me move in there house which has been empty for a year...The helped me out and only charged me $300 dollars for rent because my SSDI was not much.. I have been staying for about I months now.. I got a phone call telling me I had to move out in 2 months because they wanted to enjoy... View More

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Apr 7, 2020

It really depends if there is a written lease. If there is a lease setting out a term (length of time) that the lease is valid for they cannot evict you before the end of that lease unless they have some cause to do so. If it is only a verbal lease it is normally presumed that it is a month to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: How can a New owner charge all these extra fees and everything that needs fixing they charge the tenants?

The apts. have been here for at least 40 years. I've been here 17 yrs. No upgrade or anything. New owners come from New York City , Bought the property and now tacking all these fees on us, pest fee:$5.00, Community Fee: $10.00, Renter's ins. $12:00 for the building only, My rent now is... View More

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Apr 6, 2020

You would need to take a look at the lease that you signed. The written lease determines the duties and obligations between the parties. in most cases leases are signed for one year at a time and landlords are within their rights to increase rent and fees from year to year but not during a lease... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: If I am unable to pay my eviction appeal bond by the time I was given by the judge can the landlord evict me immediately

For example I was given until 4:30 pm Dec 24, 2019 to pay the bond so if I don't pay it can the landlord call the sheriff and have me removed at 5pm on the above mentioned date or does he have to go back to the magistrate and get a order to remove me immediately

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Dec 24, 2019

If you are unable to pay the bond your appeal will be dismissed by the clerk of court and at that point the magistrate will sign another writ of ejectment putting you out.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: If I am unable to pay my eviction appeal bond by the time I was given by the judge can the landlord evict me immediately
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Dec 24, 2019

If you are unable to pay the bond your appeal will be dismissed by the clerk of court and at that point the magistrate will sign another writ of ejectment putting you out.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: There was damages done to the home we rent over a year ago due to a naturahurricane. What are my right? Should I do?

We signed a year lease, a month later the property changed hands a new lease was never signed.we have lived here going on 3 years. And have fell on hard times due to having a baby. We said there was somethings need to be fixed before we sign a new lease. It's a lot that needs fixed. They were... View More

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Dec 6, 2019

There are very specific requirements under the SC Landlord Tennant Act that you must comply with before you are able to withhold any rent. Failure to comply with all of those requirements could result in eviction if you withhold rent. I would recommend that you reach out to an attorney near you so... View More

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