The South Carolina five (5) day notice to pay or quit, according to Section 27-40-710(B), is to be served on a tenant who has failed to pay rent. The notice informs the tenant that they have five (5) days to pay the past due amount of rent or vacate the rental property. If the tenant does not pay the rent within the five day period, the landlord can file an ejectment action (i.e. “eviction lawsuit”) in the District Office of the county where the rental property is located.
Note: If the lease agreement has the five day notice included in it, or a five day notice has already been issued to the tenant, the landlord does not need to serve the tenant a written notice to pay.
How to Write
Step 1 – Put the name(s) of the tenant(s) in the “TO” input field. Enter the street address (street, unit, city, county, state, ZIP) of the rental property in the “Address” field.
Step 2 – Write out the past due amount, and then enter it numerically.
Step 3 – Sign your name in the “Signature of Landlord/Agent” field, and then provide a contact email/phone number in the section at the bottom of the notice.