A South Carolina lease termination letter (30-day notice) is a legal document issuing a 30-day warning to a tenant or a landlord that the other party is terminating the lease. With month-to-month leases, either party can present this document to end the lease if they provide the appropriate 30-day notice. They don’t have to provide a particular reason for their decision.
If a landlord delivers this notice to a tenant, the tenant must move out of the residence within the 30-day period. Otherwise, the landlord can initiate legal proceedings against them to facilitate the eviction process.
Governing Law — SC Code of Laws § 27-40-770.
Reasons to Use a 30-Day Notice to Vacate
Here are some instances in which a landlord would issue a 30-day notice to vacate:
- Property Sale: A landlord may want to sell their property, so they can issue this notice to have the tenant move out and prepare to complete a sale with a buyer.
- Changes in Property Use: A landlord may deliver this notice because they want to change how they use the property. Instead of renting it to tenants, they may want to live in it themselves or convert elements of it for commercial use.