South Carolina 7 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: January 30, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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A South Carolina 7 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a week-to-week lease. The non-terminating party must receive at least seven (7) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a South Carolina 7 Day Notice To Vacate

A South Carolina 7 Day Notice To Vacate ends a week-to-week lease, or a rental situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. Either the landlord or the tenant may deliver this notice, as appropriate.

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 7 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To 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. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 7 Day Notice To Vacate

South Carolina landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Delivery by registered or certified mail
  3. ONLY for delivery to the landlord: Leaving at the landlord’s designated place of business

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

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.