What to Know Before Going to Court

Written By Equal Justice Works Housing Fellow Dontae James Appearing for a court date can be a stressful experience, but understanding the process and familiarizing yourself with what to expect can help to alleviate that stress. In this guide, we discuss a few things to keep in mind before heading to court for your case.…

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How Housing Issues Quickly Become Health Issues: Edith’s Story

“I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t take a bath. I can’t walk around barefoot. They’re all over my clothes and making me sick.” While having a roof over your head often is a signal of stability, for Edith and her family it’s been anything but that. From bugs to lack of repairs to…

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What is a 14 Day Letter? (Letter and Sample Included)

Tenants who are struggling to get their landlord to make repairs, especially repairs materially affecting the health and safety or physical condition of their property, should send their landlord a letter regarding the landlord’s duty to fix the property (per SC Code Ann. § 27-40-610). This is called a 14 Day Letter. When writing a…

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