2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 33 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
SECTION 33-31-404. Name change filing requirement when real property owned.

SC Code § 33-31-404 (2013) What's This?

(a) When either a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation which owns real property in South Carolina changes its corporate name by amendment of its articles, by merger, or reorganization, the newly named, surviving, acquiring, or reorganized corporation must file a notice of that name change in the office of the register of deeds of the county in this State in which the real property is situate. If there is no such office in that county, a notice of name change must be filed with the clerk of court of the county in which that real property is situate.

(b) The filing must be:

(1) by affidavit executed in accordance with the provisions of Section 33-31-120 and containing the old and new names of the corporation, which affidavit also may describe the real property owned by that corporation; or,

(2) by filing a certified copy of the amended articles or articles of merger; or

(3) by a duly recorded deed of conveyance to the newly named, surviving, acquiring, or reorganized corporation.

(c) the affidavit or filed articles must be duly indexed in the index of deeds.

(d) The purpose of this section is to establish record notice under Chapter 7, Title 30. Failure to make the required filing of a corporate name change will not affect the legality, force, effect, or enforceability as between the parties of any conveyance or other transaction involving the real estate owned by the affected corporation that is made subsequent to the change in name.

HISTORY: 1994 Act No. 384, Section 1.

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