37-6-1 Rights of parties on transfer of land or reversion
37-6-2 Rights of lessee against transferee of reversion
37-6-3 Effect of transfer of rent, reversion or remainder
37-6-4 Attornment to stranger void
37-6-5 Notice to terminate tenancy
37-6-6 Desertion of leased property; entry; recovery of rent, disposition of abandoned personal property; notice
37-6-7 Reletting by landlord
37-6-8 Tenant’s right to recover possession
37-6-9 Recovery of rent by distress or action; evidence; interest
37-6-10 Who may recover rent
37-6-11 Persons liable for rent; termination of lease upon death
37-6-12 Distress for rent; time and place; warrant
37-6-13 Property subject to distress
37-6-14 Forcible entry by officer
37-6-15 Unlawful act after making distress; damages
37-6-16 Distress or attachment when rent not payable in money
37-6-17 Attachment for rent
37-6-18 Removal of goods by third party having lien
37-6-19 Right of reentry; ejectment; unlawful detainer; judgment by default
37-6-20 Relief against forfeiture
37-6-21 Rights of mortgagee or trustee
37-6-22 Injunction against ejectment or unlawful detainer
37-6-23 Effect of payment of rent or relief in equity
37-6-24 Record of reentry; publication of certificate
37-6-25 Fees of clerk
37-6-26 Payment of rent and reinstatement after reentry
37-6-27 Defects in entry proceedings
37-6-28 Destruction of buildings; abatement of rent
37-6-29 Land taken by eminent domain; termination or reduction of rent
37-6-30 Landlord to deliver premises; duty to maintain premises in fit and habitable condition

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 37 > Article 6

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • county court: include any existing tribunal created in lieu of a county commission. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • judgment: includes decrees and orders for the payment of money or the conveyance or delivery of land or personal property, or some interest therein, or any undertaking, bond or recognizance which has the legal effect of a judgment. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation and the word "swear" or "sworn" to be complied with if the person referred to make solemn affirmation. See West Virginia Code 2-2-7
  • personal property: include goods, chattels, real and personal, money, credits, investments and the evidences thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • personal representative: include the executor of a will, the administrator of the estate of a deceased person, the administrator of such estate with the will annexed, the administrator de bonis non of such estate, whether there be a will or not, the sheriff or other officer lawfully charged with the administration of the estate of a deceased person, and every other curator or committee of a decedent's estate for or against whom suits may be brought for causes of action which accrued to or against such decedent. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.