For residential property transactions, the SCR listing agreement requires the seller to disclose material defects in writing and to authorize the listing brokerage/agent to disclose this information.

The SC Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement (RPCDS) question #21 asks about ATMOSPHERE problems and the term problem is broadly defined in the RPCDS to include basically all ATMOSPHERE issues (e.g., defects, malfunctions, damages, conditions, characteristics).

Arguably, the RPCDS question #21 using the term atmosphere includes the seller disclosing on the RPCDS:

All air quality issues (e.g., radon, air pollution, odors, light waves, sound waves, electromagnetic waves, fumes, smog, smoke, exhaust, formaldehyde gas, airborne lead/asbestos particles, airborne mold spores, flying animal issues, VOCS, airborne chemicals, methane gas, excessive CO2 gas, radiation).

Posted by: Byron King on 7/29/21 (This information is only accurate as of 7/29/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 7/29/21 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at or email byron at