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When There is a Natural Disaster: Landlord/Tenant Law in West Virginia

Problems with living conditions, Renting or leasing a home

Last updated on 12/19/2023 at 8:43 pm

My rented property was damaged in a natural disaster? What are my rights?

May I withhold payment of rent because of the disaster or because the landlord failed to timely repair the rental unit after the disaster?

What if I get an eviction notice for not paying rent because of a natural disaster?

Can I force my landlord to make repairs caused by a disaster or can I make repairs myself and deduct the cost from rent?

How is my rent reduced?

Can I sue my landlord if they refuse to reduce my rent or make repairs and I want to stay in the rental?

Do I have to pay to file a lawsuit against my landlord for not fixing damages caused by a natural disaster?

What are my rights regarding my personal property that is destroyed by a natural disaster?

I am a tenant in public housing, what are my rights?

I am receiving a Section 8 voucher, what are my rights?

How can I get help finding another place to live or with financial assistance?