Free South Carolina Bill of Sale

Sample South Carolina Bill of Sale

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale

IN CONSIDERATION of ______________________ of ________________________ (the 'Purchaser') providing $_____________USD, which includes all sales taxes (the 'Purchase Price'), the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged to ______________________ of ________________________ (the 'Seller'), the Seller SELLS AND DELIVERS the Motor Vehicle to the Purchaser.

PURCHASE PRICE: The Purchaser will pay the Purchase Price to the Seller by Bank Draft.

MOTOR VEHICLE: The Seller will sell and deliver to the Purchaser the following motor vehicle (the Motor Vehicle):

  • Make: ________________________
  • Model: ________________________
  • Year: ________________________
  • Body Type: ________________________
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): ________________________
  • Odometer Reading: ________________________ miles

WARRANTIES: The Seller warrants that the Motor Vehicle is free of any liens and encumbrances except the Security Interest and that the Seller is the legal owner of the Motor Vehicle. The Seller also warrants that the Seller has the full right and authority to sell and deliver the Motor Vehicle and that the Seller will defend the title of the Motor Vehicle against any and all claims and demands except the Security Interest.

'AS IS' CONDITION: The Purchaser acknowledges that the Motor Vehicle is sold 'as is'. The Seller expressly disclaims any implied warranty as to fitness for a particular purpose and any implied warranty as to merchantability. The Seller expressly disclaims any expressed or other implied warranties.

WORKING ORDER: Any warranty as to the condition or working order of the Motor Vehicle is expressly disclaimed by the Seller.

MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY: Any disclaimer of warranties by the Seller in this Bill of Sale will not in any way affect the terms of any applicable warranties from the manufacturer of the Motor Vehicle.

LIABILITIES: The Seller does not assume, nor does the Seller authorize any other person on the behalf of the Seller to assume, any liability in connection with the sale or delivery of the Motor Vehicle.

INSPECTION: The Purchaser accepts the Motor Vehicle in its existing condition given that the Purchaser has either inspected the Motor Vehicle or was given the opportunity to inspect the Motor Vehicle but chose to not inspect it.

GOVERNING LAW: This Bill of Sale will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of South Carolina.

SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED this ____________________, _______ in the presence of:

   



_____________________________
______________________
(Seller)

     

Federal and State Law requires that the Seller state the Mileage upon transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing an inaccurate or untruthful statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

Odometer Disclosure Statement

I , ______________________ of ________________________ (the 'Seller'), STATE AND DECLARE that the odometer of the following vehicle (the 'Motor Vehicle') reads as follows:

  • Make: ________________________
  • Model: ________________________
  • Year: ________________________
  • Current Odometer Reading: ________________________ miles

  • Body Type: ________________________
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): ________________________

We CERTIFY that to the best of our knowledge the odometer reading as stated above is actual mileage in excess of odometer’s mechanical limits.



SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED
this 2____________________, _______ in the presence of:

   

________________________
Seller: ______________________
Address: ________________________

     

Receipt of original copy
is hereby acknowledged by
______________________

   

___________________________
Purchaser: ______________________
Address: ________________________

     








What is a South Carolina Bill of Sale?

A bill of sale refers to a certificate used to transfer ownership rights and obligations for personal property from a seller to a buyer. It is used by private individuals, and it is legally recognized. In the legal books in the state of South Carolina, a bill of sale has two distinct parties: the seller and the buyer.

The personal property sale affirmed using the BOS may be new or used. But in either case, we recommend creating a seller's disclosure as part of the BOS to ensure that the buyer knows what they are getting into before buying. The disclosure is the seller's way of telling the buyer that the item on sale has some flaws and if the buyer signs off on the purchase, it means that they know what they are getting themselves into and they cannot sue the seller later.

What about the Golden Rule? Well, you read our mind. It works. But, in South Carolina like in every other state, you cannot go with your instincts all the time especially when money is involved. Also, word of mouth cannot stand in court as evidence hence the need for documentation. While you may not see the use for a bill of sale (BOS) when selling the dining set, it helps your records to have a dated and signed document to prove the transaction took place.

  • Other reasons for the BOS include:

    • Proving that the buyer is the new party taking all the responsibilities for the new item purchased

    • The seller may need it for taxation purposes

    • It absolves the seller from responsibilities for the property sold

    • It may be necessary for the registration of the purchased item

    • It is a final document which proves the existence of a transaction, and it could be used in court as evidence

  • So, which are the standardized requirements of the South Carolina BOS?

    • Though you can write one, you may want to download a professionally structured free South Carolina bill of sale form. You also need to confirm that you are using the right type of BOS for the item you wish to sell.

    • The free bill of sale in South Carolina must be filled out accurately and all the terms of the transaction written down

    • Full legal names and addresses of the seller and the buyer are essential

    • The purchase consideration should be stated

    • A seller's disclosure may be included in the BOS

    • All parties may sign and date the document to signify the completion of the transaction. It means that the completion date should be included.

Which are the main types of BOS?

A BOS for horses

If you are looking to sell your horse, get a horse BOS form and put in the details of the horse. These details will include the date of birth of the horse, the breed, name, registration number, weight, color, and the gender.

If the buyer requests a pre-sale health examination, they have to put down a security deposit which will be deducted from the final cost of the horse should the buyer proceed with the purchase or if they pay the rest of the money within the agreed timeline. The conditions applicable to the security deposit should be highlighted.

Of equal importance are the identification details (names and addresses) of the seller and the buyer.

Any other terms of sale, trade, or gifting information should be laid out in the BOS.

The last step is to sign and date the document at the end of the transaction. You may have to present and notarize the BOS at the Notary public in your city within the state of South Carolina.

Note: if you are buying the horse out of state, you must mention it in the BOS.

General BOS

Are you selling a bicycle, dining set, television, laptop, an ATV, a snowmobile or any other household item? Get a general BOS to document the sale. If you have lived in South Carolina long enough, you may have heard cases of sold lawnmowers ending up in the wrong hands and the sellers getting in trouble (it happens everywhere all the time). Since you don't want such trouble, this BOS will bail you out.

Other than the identification details of the parties involved, date of creation, the purchase consideration, the date of payment, and the signatures of the item on sale, describe that lawnmower. Common descriptors include the item's serial number, type of motor, the model, make, year, color, the weight, size, material, horsepower, and any other information that will identify that item.

A BOS for a boat

To use this document, you must highlight the features of the boat. Note the Hull ID, registration number, title number, year, model, make, type of construction, and the outboard motor's title number (if present). You will also require the motor's serial number, its make, model, year, and the horsepower.

In this state, both parties have to put down their driver's license numbers, as well as their names and mailing addresses.

When selling a boat, the BOS has to be notarized because it is necessary for the boat's registration.

Which city do you live in South Carolina? Our bill of sale forms will expedite the sale of any personal property within the state's regulations.

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