11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Friday, February 9, 2018

Location: College Place United Methodist Church, home of the Midlands Mediation Center
4801 Colonial Drive, second floor, Columbia, SC   29203

FREE registration/meal for  MMC volunteers and trainees (Family, Civil and Magistrate Courts); all others $20

Seating is limited.  Advance registration required.        https://landordtenantcle.eventbrite.com

Many cases that Midlands Mediation Center volunteers mediate in Magistrate’s Court involve landlord-tenant issues, including non-payment of rent and differences of opinion about the upkeep of the residence. With a general understanding of the South Carolina Residential Landlord Tenant Act, mediators may be better able to assist parties in moving beyond a discussion of their rights to building a resolution that addresses their interests, including a potential ongoing rental relationship.

Presenter Melinda “Mindy” Taylor, an MMC Family Court mediator and Staff Attorney at South Carolina Legal Services, will review:

  •          Rights and obligations of the landlord and the tenant
  •          Structural, health and safety standards and essential services
  •          Maintenance of the rental premises
  •          Right to enter
  •          Security deposits
  •          Steps in the eviction process
  •          When safety is at risk – staying alert to the impact of domestic violence in rental arrangements

Program has been pre-approved for 1 hour of CLE credit.