A South Carolina lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.
Types of South Carolina Lease Termination Notice Forms
|7 Day Notice To Vacate
|30 Day Notice To Vacate
|Monthly / Yearly
South Carolina 7 Day Notice To Vacate
A South Carolina 7 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a week-to-week lease, and unwritten rental situations where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date.
South Carolina 30 Day Notice To Vacate
A South Carolina 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease as well as expired leases and unwritten rental situations where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.
How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in South Carolina
To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:
- Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
- Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises
- Provide updated/current address and phone number information
- Print name and sign the notice
- 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 Calculate Expiration Date in South Carolina
The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st.
In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.
How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in South Carolina
South Carolina landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Mailed notice via certified or registered mail
Mailed notice extends the notice period by five (5) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.