South Carolina state law offers two options for renters whose landlords refuse to make a repair:
- Take the owner to magistrate court
Renters are also advised to call South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs to determine if they can break their lease without penalty. If available, the process requires putting their concerns in writing to the agency. If the mold is affecting the family’s healthy, they should notify their landlord in writing, stating that they will move if the problem is not fixed within 14 days.
To reach out to the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, visit https://consumer.sc.gov/. The agency office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. SCDCA’s main reception telephone number is 1-800-922-1594 (toll-free in S.C.) or 803-734-4200.
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