West Virginia Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The West Virginia residential and commercial leases may be downloaded for the purpose of filling in a landlord and tenant’s information for the purpose of creating a mutual binding agreement. Choose the contract that best matches the situation at hand, for example, the most common lease is for housing units for a fixed period of time which usually ends up being a one (1) year term. Therefore the standard agreement should be used. It is advised, no matter the type of tenancy, that every potential tenant be screened through the rental application for financial purposes.


The West Virginia commercial lease must be completed and written in accordance with the State laws (See Chapter 46, Article 2A) which lets a business owner occupy and rent space from a property owner for monthly payment. Depending on the type of commercial lease ,the landlord and tenant will have an agreement over a base monthly amount and negotiate the terms of which party will be responsible for the property’s expenses such as real estate taxes, insurance, and any other…

The West Virginia month to month lease is a residential agreement, sometimes referred to as a “tenancy at will”, that allows the tenant to rent thirty (30) days at a time. This type of arrangement is ideal for short term renters and those who do not know how long they will be at a property and do not want to be bound by a fixed term contract. Termination According to 37-6-5 the landlord or tenant have “one full payment period”…

In accordance with 55-3A-1 a landlord in West Virginia may serve this notice upon a tenant that is behind in their monthly rental payment. The notice asks for the tenant to pay the amount immediately or face the possibility of a legal eviction.

The West Virginia rental application is a form used to help a property owner or manager filter out the good tenants from the ones that may not be able to pay rent on time or may be a liability. The applicant will fill-in their credentials such as: Driver’s License Number Social Security Number (SSN) Current and Previous Addresses Current and Previous Landlord Contact(s) Employment Information including Reference(s) Bank Account Information including Account Number(s) Any Reference(s) that may help in the…

The West Virginia standard residential lease is the most common type in the State and allows for the landlord and tenant to come to terms for a fixed term. The fixed period is typically a year and if the space is vacant they may ask to move-in early for the pro-rated amount of time. Residential Laws – Chapter 37, Article 6 Before such an agreement is signed the landlord will typically ask for the individual(s) moving-in to the unit personal…

Download the West Virginia SubLease agreement, which is also referred to as a ‘Roommate Agreement’, primarily for college students and tenants looking for someone else to rent the same space for payment. The landlord may have to be notified or permission granted if the original lease with the tenant bars the act of subletting or the use is not allowed. Nevertheless the landlord should always be notified if another individual is to be living on the premises. Liability Under a…

CommercialChapter 46, Article 2A

ResidentialChapter 37, Article 6

REQUIRED LANDLORD DISCLOSURES

Lead Paint – Must be used for any residential dwelling improved before 1978.

Fees – If there is a non-refundable fee as part of the rental arrangement it must be stated in the agreement. If the fee is not specifically stated as “nonrefundable” then the tenant is entitled to a refund at the end of the term.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

Security Deposits37-6A-2

Maximum – There is no State cap. The landlord may charge as much as deemed necessary from the tenant.

Returning – The landlord has sixty (60) days to give back all funds associated with the deposit to the tenant unless;

The rental unit was occupied within the time-frame, then the landlord has forty-five (45) days;

If the rental unit has a sufficient amount of damage, then the landlord may extend another fifteen (15) days.

Access by the Property Owner/Manager

There is no statute that requires the landlord to give notice to the tenant before entering the property for scheduled maintenance or to show the property to a new tenant at the end of the lease term. Although the landlord should always, out of common courtesy, give at least some sort of notice.