A Columbia ordnance has become the pet peeve of a local landlord with a famous husband. And, despite her fight to get it overturned, the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously upheld it.
What is it?
A law that limits houses to just three unrelated people, according to a report by WBTV.
Yup, Peggy McMaster, wife of former state Attorney General Henry McMaster, took up the issue of unrelated persons living quarters to the highest court. The fight came after she was issued a zoning violation when city officials found four unrelated University of South Carolina students living in a single-family home she owned.
McMaster said the rule unfairly prevented her and other landlords from renting to whomever they wanted.
But Columbia officials say zoning laws allow them to keep order in neighborhoods and ensure massive amounts of students don’t descend on neighborhoods…and as of Monday the justices agree.
Guess it’s good to know that the “good ole boy” mentality hasn’t translated. Is hell freezing over?