37-6A-1 Definitions
37-6A-2 Security deposits
37-6A-3 Maintenance of records by landlord
37-6A-4 Prohibited provision in rental agreements
37-6A-5 Landlord’s noncompliance
37-6A-6 Application and effective date of this article

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

  • Action: means recoupment, counterclaim, set off or other civil suit and any other proceeding in which rights are determined, including without limitation actions for possession, rent, unlawful detainer, unlawful entry and distress for rent. See West Virginia Code 37-6A-1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Landlord: means the owner or lessor of the dwelling unit or the building of which such dwelling unit is a part. See West Virginia Code 37-6A-1
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Notice period: means : (A) within 60 days of the termination of the tenancy. See West Virginia Code 37-6A-1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • personal property: include goods, chattels, real and personal, money, credits, investments and the evidences thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Premises: means a dwelling unit and the structure of which it is a part and facilities and appurtenances therein and grounds, areas and facilities held out for the use of tenants generally or whose use is promised to the tenant. See West Virginia Code 37-6A-1
  • Rent: means all money, other than a security deposit, a nonrefundable fee or money paid to the landlord by the tenant for damage caused by the tenant to the dwelling unit, owed or paid to the landlord under the rental agreement. See West Virginia Code 37-6A-1
  • Rental agreement: means all agreements, written (including an electronic record as defined by paragraph (7), section two, article one, chapter thirty-nine-a of the code) or oral, express or implied, embodying the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of a dwelling unit and premises. See West Virginia Code 37-6A-1
  • Security deposit: means any refundable deposit of money that is furnished by a tenant to a landlord to secure the performance of the terms and conditions of a rental agreement, or as security for damages to the leased premises. See West Virginia Code 37-6A-1
  • Tenant: means a person entitled under a rental agreement to occupy a dwelling unit to the exclusion of others and shall include a roomer. See West Virginia Code 37-6A-1