My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: South Carolina
As of 02/01/2011,we moved out of our rental home. Due to a personal matter, we were unable to pay Jan. 2011 rent and while the lease ended 02/01/2011, the prop mgmt company filed an eviction notice. When we moved out, I emailed the prop. mgmt company with our new address, a statement that we have moved out and to please send a list of all fees and cost to my current address that was provided. They replied and stated they would. After this, we have not heard from this prop mgmt company and no letter was sent with an itemized list of any costs. I knew we would lose our security deposit due to the last months rent not being paid, so I figured, everything was paid in full and no additional fees and costs would be associated with the rental.
Fast foward to 08/26/2011-- We just received a "summons" and an "affidavit and itemization of accounts" that was filed with the county court on 02/13/2011. We were served by the County Sheriff and we have 30 days to respond.
Doesn't the Prop mgmt co. have 30 days from the end date of the lease to send the detailed list of all costs or because they filed this motion, this would not be the case? If they do still have 30 days, does someone have the link to the statute? I have tried to locate this and I am not able to.
Thank you for your help