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Making a West Virginia Lease Agreement
Easy for anyone to make, a West Virginia Lease Agreement is an effective way for landlords or property managers to record the terms of a new tenancy. When it contains the appropriate details, this legal agreement can help to reduce disputes by ensuring that there is a shared understanding between the signing parties. You can click on the button labeled "Make document" to check out the West Virginia Rental Contract sample. Suited for every residential property type, our rental agreement for West Virginia can be used by any property owner in Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, or any other city or town in the Mountain State.
As with any legal contract, West Virginia Lease Contracts will not be legally binding until they are signed by the landlord and tenant(s). Different from a generic West Virginia Lease Agreement template that you may find on another site, your rental contract comes with the option of Document Defense®, so an attorney in our network can review the situation and take action if you need to demand payment or have another problem.
Regardless of whether the rental is long- or short-term, creating documentation of any agreement with the tenant is important. Using this document could be good for you due to this list of benefits:
Anyone who opts not to make a West Virginia Rental Contract ought to expect issues like the miscommunication of start and end dates for the rental and overdue rent.
The specific details to cover are:
This contract built on Rocket Lawyer also includes rules related to past due rent, smoking and/or narcotics, short- or long-term guests, pets, and moving out before the lease ends. During the process of building your rental contract, you also will be able to include information related to insurance requirements, maintenance procedures, and furnishings. Further custom alterations are permitted, if needed.
If you have decided to make your document with Rocket Lawyer, please use these directions. After learning more about the tenancy, Rocket Lawyer will build your West Virginia Lease Agreement. As with any document that you plan to sign, it may help to request that a Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorney read it over for you. This solution is often going to be notably less expensive and less time-consuming than hiring the average provider at a cost that might total anywhere from hundreds of dollars to thousands, depending on the location.
When you're finished making the document using Rocket Lawyer, you can see it wherever and whenever you choose. With a Premium membership, you may edit it, copy it, add electronic signatures with RocketSign®, download it as a PDF document or Word file, and print it out when needed. Attached to your West Virginia Lease Agreement, you will discover a list of tips to follow while finalizing your document. All signers should receive a copy of the final contract. You might also like to check out our full collection of contracts and other legal documents for property owners.
Laws are continually evolving. If you have any particular questions or concerns related to West Virginia rental laws, you can always talk to an attorney. The answer may vary depending on whom you approach, but quite often some lawyers may not even agree to review a rental contract if they didn't work on it. A more favorable approach worth consideration is to get help via the Rocket Lawyer On Call® network. With a Premium membership, you will be able to request a contract review from an attorney with experience in landlord-tenant matters or get answers to other questions related to your West Virginia Residential Lease Agreement. We're here to support you.
West Virginia Lease Agreement Laws: W.Va. Code §§ 37-6-1 to 37-6A-6
The answer may depend on your situation, but, regardless of your location, there are a few factors that you might consider when making the decision to rent out property. They may include: the amount of property taxes, the scope of tenants' rights, any limitations on security deposit amounts, mandatory disclosures, and how hard it could be to evict a tenant in the event that the relationship does not work out. That said, since West Virginia is the home of tourist attractions like Blackwater Falls State Park, Monongahela National Forest, and the Greenbrier in addition to institutions like West Virginia University, Marshall University, and Bluefield State College, there shouldn't be any shortage of short- or long-term visitors and tenants if the property is located close to them.
Last reviewed or updated 04/22/2022