Homeowners + Future Development = Partnership
If you are a homeowner who lives in or near a subdivision under construction there are a few things to know. All construction activity in or around your home is expected to use best management practices in order to protect the environment, adjacent property owners and any downstream waterbodies (manmade or natural) from any adverse impact within the regulations of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
"Know Your Rights"
"Know Their Rights"
If you are applying as an owner/builder on a residential project, you are required to apply in person, complete a Owner/Builder form, and a Statement of Disclosure and file it with the Richland County Register of Deeds Office which is located at 1701 Main Street Room 101 Columbia, SC 29201 in accordance with SC Code of Laws, Title 40, Section 40-59-260.
As a homeowner, you have the right to: (1) assure that your property is free from adverse impact resulting from negligent construction practices, (2) assure that access to and from your home is safe free from construction traffic (when possible) and (3) assurance that any environmental features in or near your neighborhood is free from advers impact due to negligent construction practices.
A developer/contrator has the right to: (1) commence responsible construction practices as permitted by Richland County, ICC & SCDHEC, (2) take immediate corrective action towards problems that may arise during construction and (3) continue with the sale or construction of homes & developmenet of property through safe/permitted construction access.