October 31, 2014
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Penalties for using an illegal construction contract in South Carolina:
  • Using a name on a contract other than the exact name of the licensed contractor forfeits the right to collect for work completed. South Carolina Code Annotated 40-11-370
  • Failure to include the notice required by South Carolina Code Annotated 15-48-10(a) may void any agreement to arbitrate.
  • On a commercial job, payment terms which do not comply with South Carolina Code Annotated 29-6-10 to 29-6-60 can result in a 1% per month interest penalty plus attorney fees ( 27-1-15).
  • South Carolina Code Annotated 29-6-230 makes unenforceable any clause in a contract which would relieve a contractor from paying subcontractors if the contractor is not paid.
  • Any contract clause which would waive the right to file a mechanic's lien is void under South Carolina Code Annotated 29-7-20(2).
  • South Carolina Code Annotated 32-2-10 prohibits enforcing an agreement which would indemnify an owner or contractor against their own sole negligence.
  • Any attempt to shorten the statute of limitations is void under South Carolina Code Annotated 15-3-140.
  • Omission of federal truth in lending disclosures required by 15 United States Code 1638 makes the creditor liable for both the overcharge and the debtor's attorney fees.
  • Omission of disclosures required by 12 Code of Federal Regulations 226.15 extends the right of rescission to three years (rather than three days).
  • Omission of insulation disclosures required by 16 Code of Federal Regulation 460 can result in an $11,000 fine.
The contracts linked below will help South Carolina contractors avoid these penalties by complying with state and federal law.
The contracts linked below also comply with current South Carolina and federal court decisions.

South Carolina Construction Contracts Available Now
Title Bias Contract Type Page Length
SC Commercial Construction I Light bias in favor of the contractor. Prime 31
SC Commercial Construction II Light bias in favor of the owner. Prime 13
SC Commercial Repair Neutral. Prime 17
SC Commercial Subcontract I Light bias in favor of the subcontractor. Subcontract 28
SC Commercial Subcontract II Light bias in favor of the contractor. Subcontract 14
SC Custom Home I Light bias in favor of the contractor. Prime 17
SC Custom Home II Light bias in favor of the owner. Prime 22
SC Home Improvement I Moderate bias in favor of the contractor. Prime 22
SC Home Improvement II Moderately favors the owner. Prime 26
SC Home Repair I Heavy bias in favor of the contractor. Prime 10
SC Home Repair II Heavy bias in favor of the owner. Prime 16
SC Pool Neutral. Prime 17
SC Public Works Subcontract Moderate bias in favor of the contractor. Subcontract 31
SC Residential Subcontract I Light bias in favor of the subcontractor. Subcontract 12
SC Residential Subcontract II Light bias in favor of the contractor. Subcontract 18
SC Tenant Improvement Neutral. Prime 13