2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 27 - Property and Conveyances
SECTION 27-31-100. Master deed or lease; contents.

SC Code § 27-31-100 (2013) What's This?

The master deed or lease creating and establishing the horizontal property regime shall be executed by the owner or owners of the real property making up the regime and shall be recorded with the register of mesne conveyance or clerk of court of the county where such property is located. The master deed or lease shall express the following particulars:

(a) The description of the land whether leased or in fee simple, and the building or buildings in existence or to be constructed, if applicable, expressing their respective areas;

(b) The general description and number of each apartment, expressing its area, location and any other data necessary for its identification;

(c) The description of the general common elements of the property, and, in proper cases, of the limited common elements restricted to a given number of apartments, expressing which are those apartments;

(d) The value of the property and of each apartment, and, according to these basic values, the percentage appertaining to the co-owners in the expenses of, and rights in, the elements held in common; and

(e) The name by which the horizontal property regime is to be known followed by the words "HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME."

(f) A description of the full legal rights and obligations, both currently existing and which may occur, of the apartment owner, the co-owners, and the person establishing the regime. The master deed of any horizontal property regime developed under the provisions of this chapter that contains any submerged land shall contain a notice of restriction stating that all activities on or over and all uses of the submerged land or other critical areas are subject to the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, including, but not limited to, the requirement that any activity or use must be authorized by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The notice shall further state that any owner is liable to the extent of his ownership for any damages to, any inappropriate or unpermitted uses of, and any duties or responsibilities concerning any submerged land, coastal waters, or any other critical area.

(g) In the event the owner of property submitting it for establishment of a horizontal property regime proposes to develop the property as a single regime but in two or more stages or proposes to annex additional property to the property described in the master deed, the master deed shall also contain a general description of the plan of development, including:

(1) The maximum number of units in each proposed stage of development;

(2) The dates by which the owner submitting such property to condominium ownership will elect whether or not he will proceed with each stage of development;

(3) A general description of the nature and proposed use of any additional common elements which the owner submitting property to condominium ownership proposes to annex to the property described in the master deed, if such common elements might substantially increase the proportionate amount of the common expenses payable by existing unit owners;

(4) A chart showing the percentage interest in the common elements of each original unit owner at each stage of development if the owner submitting property to condominium ownership elected to proceed with all stages of development.

(h) Any restrictions or limitations on the lease of a unit including, but not limited to, the amount and term of the lease.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 57-503; 1962 (52) 1866; 1967 (55) 449; 1970 (56) 2572; 1973 (58) 783; 1984 Act No. 463, Sections 2, 6; 1987 Act No. 143, Section 1; 1993 Act No. 181, Section 488; 1999 Act No. 86, Section 3.

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