A South Carolina 5-day notice to quit for non-payment of rent is a written message from a landlord to a tenant demanding the payment of overdue rent. If the original lease agreement specifies the consequences of failing to pay rent within five days of the agreed-upon due date, the landlord doesn’t have to issue a separate notice to quit.
However, if the original agreement doesn’t state this information, the landlord must deliver a separate notice when the tenant doesn’t make their payment on time. If the tenant continues not to pay rent and doesn’t move out, the landlord can file a lawsuit to initiate the formal eviction process.
Governing Law — SC Code of Laws § 27-40-710(b).
Grace Period for Rent Payment — None.