When you move out in South Carolina, you should give the landlord a forwarding
address. The landlord then has 30 days to either return your
security deposit or provide a written explanation of the amount
(a) Upon termination of the
tenancy, property or money held by the South Carolina landlord as security must be
returned less amounts withheld by the landlord for accrued rent and
damages which the landlord has suffered by reason of the tenant's
noncompliance with Section 27-40-510.
Deductions from the security deposit must be itemized by the landlord in a
written notice to the tenant together with the amount due, if any,
within thirty days after termination of the tenancy and delivery of
possession and demand by the tenant, whichever is later.
shall provide the landlord in writing with a forwarding address or
new address to which the written notice and amount due from the
landlord may be sent. If the tenant fails to provide the landlord
with the forwarding or new address, the tenant is not entitled to
damages under this subsection provided the landlord (1) had no
notice of the tenant's whereabouts and (2) mailed the written notice
and amount due, if any, to the tenant's last known address.