South Carolina Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The South Carolina Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a legal document or contract, that is written between a Lessor and a Lessee as a binding contract The agreement permits the tenant use of the premises from the beginning to the end of the term of the lease as long as rental payments are on time and the terms of the lease are observed. The lease will outline all of the rules, regulations, laws as well as all responsibilities required by both the landlord and tenant, in order to remain in compliance with the laws and the terms of the lease. The tenant(s) should take the time to carefully review the agreement and all of it’s requirements and sections to be certain that there is a good understanding of the agreement. If the tenant isn’t certain of what the terms mean, they may consider a consultation with an attorney.

Laws – Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (Title 27, Chapter 40)

How To Write

Step 1 – Download the document and provide the following:

  • Enter the County in the state of South Carolina in which the agreement is being executed
  • Check the appropriate rental lease – House or Apartment – Other
  • Enter the name of the Agent/landlord
  • Enter the name of the tenant
  • Enter the date of the execution of the agreement in dd/mm/yyyy
  • Enter the name of the city

Step 2 – Property –

  • Describe what the property is generally known as

Step 3 – Occupants – Enter:

  • The names of the tenants

Step 4 – Term – Enter the following information:

  • Enter the starting date of the lease in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter the ending date of the lease n mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Read the remainder of this section

Step 5 – Rent – Provide the following:

  • Enter the annual rental amount
  • Enter the monthly installment amounts
  • Enter the location where the rent is paid and received

Step 6 – Late Charges and Returned Checks

  • Rent is considered late after the 5th day of each month – enter the amount that must be added to the rental payment in late charge fees
  • Enter the amount charged if a rent check is returned and marked insufficient – this amount would be added to the full month’s rent amount

Step 7 – Security Deposit –

  • Enter the amount to be paid by the tenant for the security deposit

Step 8 – Titled Sections – Tenant(s) must read and agree to the remaining titled sections of the contract before providing signature(s)- Read the sections as follows:

  • Possession
  • Inspection
  • Pets
  • Condition of Premises (If any of the furnishings are already damaged or not in working order – specify these issues on the “exceptions” lines in the form
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Pest Control
  • Damage or Casualty
  • Insurance
  • Utilities (landlord must enter any exceptions to the responsibilities of payment of utilities and services)
  • Subletting
  • Joint Responsibility
  • Extended Term and Notice of Termination
  • Notice
  • Service
  • Default
  • Entry By Landlord
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Alterations
  • Military Clause
  • Application
  • Abandonment
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Other Terms and Conditions (enter here)

Step 9 – Signatures – Enter the following

  • Enter landlord’s signature and/or company
  • By: Enter agent’s name
  • Witness’ Signature
  • AND
  • Tenant(s) Signatures
  • By:
  • Witness’ Signature

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