West Virginia 30 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 5, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

West Virginia 30 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a monthly tenancy. In West Virginia, this notice terminates any tenancy where the tenant pays rent monthly.

When To Use a West Virginia 30 Day Notice To Vacate

A West Virginia 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates the following types of tenancy:

  • A month-to-month tenancy
  • An expired lease
  • A rental with no written lease where the tenant pays rent on a monthly basis

Some types of West Virginia lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a West Virginia 30 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate
  3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a West Virginia 30 Day Notice To Vacate

West Virginia landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:

  • Hand delivery to the other party
  • (Tenant only) Hand delivery to anyone who holds the premises, or a part of the premises, under the tenant
  • (Tenant only) Hand delivery to a member of the tenant’s family on the premises, at least 16 years old, who has had the contents of the notice explained to them
  • (Landlord only) Hand delivery to anyone who owns all or part of the premises, or any agent of such a person

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.