Telephone: (803) 896-4400
Rod Atkinson William B. Tiller Georgia Lewis
Advice Counsel to the Board
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels, as well as their administrative staff.
These attorneys do not provide legal advice to
parties outside LLR.
Telephone: (803) 896-4400
William B. Tiller
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK NOW REQUIRED:
A criminal background check is required of all examination and reciprocity applicants from a source approved by the Commission Pursuant to S.C. Code Section 40-57-115. Please visit the following link to obtain your SC Real Estate Commission criminal background check prior to submission of your application: http://llr.sc.gov/recheck
THE ANSWERS TO YOUR COMMON QUESTIONS:
Do you have a question regarding licensing or renewals? Before you contact us, look below to see if your question is answered in the licensing and renewal FAQ documents.
REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW REVISION: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017
A revision of the South Carolina Real Estate Licensing law (Act.170) was signed into law on May 23, 2016. The new license law will take effect on January 1st, 2017. There are multiple changes which will affect licensees or applicants.
There are many other updates, however the Commission is still in the process of reviewing to establish implementation and enforcement timelines for many of the changes.
There will be a special called meeting on September 7th 2017 to review the licensing law and to attempt to review concerns and interpretation issues. The Commission has asked that anyone wishing to provide written comment regarding license law interpretation concerns or issues please submit your statements no later than Friday, August 26, 2016 by email to email@example.com.
Here is a link to the final version of Act.170 as passed: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/1013.htm
IMPORTANT RENEWAL INFORMATION – RENEWALS GO ONLINE MAY 2nd 2016
South Carolina Real Estate Licensees (except non-renewal provisional sales) with a June 30, 2016 expiration date may renew their licenses starting on May 2nd, 2016. We encourage all expiring licensees to please renew online. Individuals who are required to report disciplinary action, criminal convictions or pending criminal charges since last renewal will need to submit additional documentation and will be provided an email address during the renewal process for submission. Login information will be included in the header of your renewal notice.
Starting on May 2nd, you may renew by logging in through the following link: https://eservice.llr.sc.gov/OnlineRenewals/
This is a time of extremely high volume for our staff. In order to efficiently serve our licensees and avoid disruption during this period, any walk-in applicants will not be able to have their renewals processed while they wait. Pocket cards also must be mailed to the office location of the supervising Broker or Property Manager in Charge. We also encourage you to READ CAREFULLY. All routine questions regarding renewal can be found in the Renewal FAQ linked at the top of this web page.
In order to renew as active, Salesperson and Broker licensees who are not exempt from completing South Carolina Continuing Education (CE) must have completed eight (8) hours of CE. Four (4) of these hours must include the core course, and the additional four hours may be comprised of electives.
A regularly updated calendar of upcoming CE courses is available at the following link. http://llronline.com/POL/REC/recpdf/Doc151.pdf
Remember that licenses which expire on June 30, 2016 and are not renewed before January 1, 2017 will be canceled by statute. After the expiration date, an additional $25 late fee will be assessed for each month it is late through December. As a South Carolina Real Estate Licensee, it is your responsibility to keep up with your expiration date and to renew. Licensees are required to renew whether or not they receive notice.
I DO NOT KNOW MY EXPIRATION DATE: If you are not sure of your license expiration date, please utilize our licensee lookup to confirm your date. Licensee LookUp
EFFECTIVE 8/1/13: NEW South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement
NEW South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement (Effective August 1, 2013): At the June 12, 2013 meeting of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission, a new South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement and Addendum was approved. The new form will go into effect on August 1, 2013 for any new listings, or any listings renewed after the effective date. A message to all licensees has been issued on behalf of the Commission regarding implementation of the new form which can be read below.
South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement (Effective date 8/1/13) (pdf)
South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement Addendum (Effective date 8/1/13) (pdf)
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