The SC Homeowners Association Act, H.3886 (Act #245), provides uniformity, transparency, and relief for homeowners across the state. The Bill implements consistent guidelines that encourage good governance among HOAs and protect homeowners’ interests. The legislation passed the House in the 2017 session and was amended and passed by the Senate in the 2018 session.
The legislation requires the recording of governing documents (in order to be enforceable), provides the ability to resolve financial disputes between homeowners and HOAs in Magistrate Court, requires HOAs to provide notice to homeowners at least 48 hours in advance of any increase in the annual budget in any single year, and provides that the Department of Consumer Affairs shall receive and record data from any calls or written complaints and provide an annual report to the General Assembly from the data collected. Learn more here