West Virginia Immediate Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 5, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

West Virginia Immediate Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for deliberately causing property damage or committing an illegal activity on the premises. The landlord is not not legally required to provide notice to the tenant before filing eviction in court, but if they do, the tenant must move out immediately upon receiving notice.

When To Use a West Virginia Immediate Notice To Vacate

A West Virginia Immediate Notice To Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Negligent or deliberate property damage
  • Committing unlawful conduct on the premises

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 Immediate 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 termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the 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 Immediate Notice To Vacate

West Virginia landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. 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
  3. Only if the premises are vacant: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises

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.