• Does Mandatory Evacuation mean you have to leave?

    No, but it does mean you should seriously consider it. The declaration of Mandatory Evacuation (which actually doesn’t appear in South Carolina law) will start the evacuation of retirement home residents, the closing of schools and government offices, and a host of other things.  It may even cause a Sherriff to encourage you to leave.  But because there are no penalties in the law for those that decide to stay, it is ultimately up to you. Some things to consider: It may be difficult to get back into a mandatory evacuation zone if you leave because of road closures Many grocery stores and gas stations will probably close Most restaurants…

  • Watch out for Rental Scams

    You don’t want to have your vacation plans stolen by someone who is just looking to take your money!  Make sure that when you are renting you are dealing with the actual owner or property manager.  The recent report of a lady who thought she rented a Sea Pines condo for a few months but was actually scammed out of almost $2,000, is, unfortunately, not an isolated incident. Some tips: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is (always a good tip!) Your safest bet is to rent from one of the established Property Managers on Hilton Head, like Beach Properties (who manages our unit).  And if…