Conveyances of surplus real property are subject to Budget and Control Board
approval. Unless specifically otherwise exempted, the following procedures
are followed in the disposal of real property:
- A state agency may declare real property as surplus by sending written notice
to Real Property Services identifying the property and providing information
regarding the prior use of the property. Once the real property has been deemed
surplus by the agency and prior to any disposal efforts being made, the agency shall
contact Real Property Services to determine the method of disposal.
- Real Property Services maintains a central listing of surplus real property for
reference in reviewing subsequent property acquisition needs of state agencies.
- If an agency's need for additional real property can be met with state-owned
property, Real Property Services, on behalf of the Division of General Services, shall
act as broker in transferring or assigning the property to the requesting agency.
- The Budget and Control Board may authorize the Division of General Services
to sell any surplus real property. Real Property Services has discretion to determine
the method of disposal to be used, which possible methods include: sealed bid
process, listing the property with a private broker, listing the property for auction
with a private auctioneer, or any other method determined by Real Property
Services to be commercially reasonable considering the type and location of property involved.
- Prior to the disposal of real property, Real Property Services places notices in several
publications and venues including state and local newspapers, the
South Carolina Business Opportunities Newsletter (SCBO)
and this Real Property Services website.
- Prior to the disposal of real property, an appraisal of the property by a state certified
appraiser, preferably MAI, must be approved by Real Property Services.
- Except in extraordinary circumstances, real property will not be sold for less than its appraised value.
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