South Carolina 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: January 30, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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South Carolina 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal standards to begin eviction against a tenant for a lease violation, such as failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or move out within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a South Carolina 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A South Carolina 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Failure to maintain the rental unit in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Occupancy violations
  • Parking in an unauthorized area
  • Other lease violations

Some types of South Carolina lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a South Carolina 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and the corrective action(s) required to avoid termination
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a South Carolina 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

South Carolina landlords may deliver a Notice To Comply or Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Delivery by registered or certified mail

To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by five (5) calendar days.

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In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.

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