§ 27-35-10 Tenancies created by oral agreement
§ 27-35-20 Agreement for more than one year
§ 27-35-30 Tenancies deemed month to month; exceptions
§ 27-35-40 Use of premises without agreement or permission or by trespass; rent
§ 27-35-50 Sale of real estate under lease
§ 27-35-60 Validity and effect of subleases
§ 27-35-70 Person deemed in possession of real estate
§ 27-35-75 Lessee’s obligations as to use and maintenance; lessor’s right to inspect
§ 27-35-80 Attornments by tenants
§ 27-35-90 Time for payment of rents
§ 27-35-100 Time of termination of farm tenancies
§ 27-35-110 Time of expiration of agreed tenancy for term or years
§ 27-35-120 Termination of month to month tenancy
§ 27-35-130 Notice required for tenants at will and domestic servants
§ 27-35-140 Failure to pay rent
§ 27-35-150 Abandonment of premises
§ 27-35-160 Unlawful abandonment of buildings without notice
§ 27-35-170 Holding over following demand for possession; penalty
§ 27-35-180 Penalty for not delivering possession after notice of intent to quit

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 35 - Creation, Construction, and Termination of Leasehold Estates

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.