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Seller Financing and Private Third-Party Financing Under the Dodd-Frank Act

The Dodd-Frank Act (“Act”) limits the situations in which seller-financing and/or private third-party financing may make take place.  Under the Act, any person who offers and/or negotiates the terms of a residential mortgage loan is deemed to be a “mortgage loan originator” and must be licensed.  In that most sellers are not “mortgage loan originators,”

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The Vacation Rental Act (SC Code §27-50-210 et seq.)

A “vacation rental” refers to a rental period of less than 90 days in duration.  Most commonly, “vacation rental” situations are weekly rentals of a resort condominium.  The sale of residential property rented for periods of less than 90 days where that/those rental(s) is/are managed by a third-party management company or are self-managed falls under

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Short-Term Rentals (Managed)

NOTE: Even though “short-term” can refer to any rental period of 90 days or less, this memo deals only with true vacation rentals in which rentals are weekly or monthly.  If the rental periods are greater than this, refer to the memo on “Long-Term Leases (Managed)”   Things to Know: The Vacation Rental Act applies. [The Vacation

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Short- Term Rentals (Unmanaged)

NOTE: “Short-term” usually refers to weekly/monthly rentals, but can refer to anything up to a 90-day rental. Things to Know: The purchaser of a residential property subject to a vacation rental takes title subject to the vacation rental agreement* and the vacation rental management agreement** for all vacation rental periods that begin no later than

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Long-Term Leases (Managed)

Things to Know: The Management Agreement will continue to control after closing. If the buyer wishes to have another company manage the property, the buyer will need to know whether the existing Management Agreement can be terminated. Some Management Agreements can be terminated upon written notice, but others cannot be terminated so long as the

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Long-Term Leases (Unmanaged)

Things to Know: The buyer steps into the seller’s shoes as landlord. This means the buyer will be: a) subject to a claim by the tenant that the seller has breached (i.e. failed to repair, etc.); and b) is responsible for the Security Deposit at the end of the lease term.** **IMPORTANT: SC Code §27-40-450

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Joint Ownership In South Carolina

Where there is more than one purchaser, those purchasers must decide how they will hold title.  Some may wish to hold title in the name of an LLC in which they are members, but where they wish to hold title in their individual names, title is “joint” and the purchasers must select from among the

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They Lied!! | Evaluating Fraud In A Real Estate Transaction

Some people will lie to get what they want and some of those people want you to buy their home.  Over many years of legal practice, I have consulted with many clients who believed they were victims of fraud.  Each situation turns on its own facts, but the applicable law and basic approach is very

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