A South Carolina 14-day notice to quit for non-compliance is a written communication asking a tenant to rectify a lease offense or leave the premises. A landlord issues this document so the tenant stops negatively affecting the property’s physical condition or the other tenants’ health, safety, and well-being.
After issuing this notice, the lease agreement will end if the tenant fails to comply. However, if the tenant starts curing the breach within the 14-day period and intends to cure it in a reasonable time, the rental agreement won’t terminate. If the tenant doesn’t address the issue, they can move out, and the landlord can find a more responsible inhabitant.
Governing Law — SC Code of Laws § 27-40-710(A).
Notice Types — When it comes to better understanding landlord-tenant relationships, you can familiarize yourself with two types of notices:
- Curable: A curable notice grants a tenant the opportunity to fix minor lease rules they’ve broken.
- Noncurable: A noncurable notice doesn’t allow the tenant to address lease rules they’ve breached. A landlord may need to issue a noncurable notice if a tenant has repeated violations or engaged in illegal activity.