West Virginia Required Landlord Disclosures

Find out West Virginia rules on disclosures that landlords must provide tenants (usually at the start of the tenancy).

West Virginia requires landlords to make the following disclosure to tenants:

Nonrefundable fees. The purpose of all nonrefundable fees or deposits (which are legal in West Virginia, unlike many states) must be stated in writing. Any fee or deposit not designated as nonrefundable is refundable. (W.Va. Code § 37-6A-1(14)  Nonrefundable fee must be expressly agreed to in writing.

Check the West Virginia statute (W. Va. Code §  37-6A-1) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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