I’m a West Virginia tenant and I don’t want to move out of my home. How can I avoid eviction? What are my West Virginia tenant eviction rights?
Get Legal Help Today
Secured with SHA-256 Encryption
UPDATED: Jul 16, 2021
It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right legal decisions.
We strive to help you make confident insurance and legal decisions. Finding trusted and reliable insurance quotes and legal advice should be easy. This doesn’t influence our content. Our opinions are our own.
Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about legal topics and insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything legal and insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by experts.
If you are a West Virginia tenant who has been given notice that your lease is terminating, you should first try to negotiate with your landlord. Often the reason for a termination is non-payment of the rent or breach of the lease, and if you can pay or fix the breach, the landlord will not file for eviction. If you do not feel like you have done anything wrong, you can wait for the landlord to file for eviction. You will receive a notice of suit and summons which will include a hearing date. You should follow the instructions in the notice very carefully. You will probably have to file an answer to your landlord’s complaint. Be sure to go to court on your court date to argue your side.
Facing an eviction action alone in court can be intimidating, and many people are uncertain of how to handle the process. Seeking the advice of an experienced West Virginia tenant attorney is one option for easing your uncertainty. An attorney can help you defend against the eviction and advise you as to any rights you may have as a tenant.