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South Carolina Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

The South Carolina month-to-month lease agreement is a contract that sets forth the terms by which a tenant is permitted to rent a landlord’s residential property on a monthly basis. Unlike a standard lease, the landlord and tenant can terminate a month-to-month contract without cause by giving the other party thirty (30) days’ notice. The agreement is renewed each month when the tenant pays rent, and the cycle continues until either party gives the other a written notice of termination. Before approving a monthly tenant, it is recommended that landlords have them complete a rental application and credit check to verify their identity and trustworthiness.

Notice for Terminating (§ 27-40-770(b)) – Thirty (30) Days

Tenant Screening South Carolina Rental Application


Disclosures (3)

  1. Lead-Based Paint
  2. Owner Disclosure
  3. Security Deposit Calculation

1) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

This document discloses any information known to the landlord about the existence of lead paint on the premises.

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2) Owner Disclosure

The tenant must receive the name and address of the property owner or a person authorized to represent the owner for the purpose of accepting notices, demands, and service of process. This disclosure shall be made before or upon the start of the tenancy agreement.

3) Security Deposit Calculation

If a property consists of more than four (4) adjoining rental units and the landlord of said property employs different standards for calculating each tenant’s security deposit, the landlord must disclose the standards by which the deposits are calculated.