West Virginia Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The West Virginia Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a legal document that is a simplified version of a long term lease agreement. The document is used between a landlord and tenant that establishes a rental agreement. The important points of the lease are highlighted in this agreement keeping the rest of the process simple. The tenant should still take the time to read carefully through the agreement before signing.

LawsChapter 37, Article 6 (Landlord and Tenant)

How To Write

Step 1 – date and Parties

  • Enter the date that the agreement is being executed in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the name of the Lessor
  • Enter the name of the Lessee
  • Provide the address location of the property
  • Enter the City where the property is situated
  • Enter the number of occupants

Step 2 – Term – Provide the following:

  • Enter the date of commencement of the lease
  • Enter the number of months that the lease will be active
  • Provide the expiration date of the agreement

Step 3 – Rent – Enter:

  • The landlord must enter the amount of rent to be paid annually
  • Landlord must enter the monthly rent installments
  • Landlord must enter the day of the month when the rent is considered late
  • Enter the late fee that must be paid in addition to the late payment

Step 4 – Pro-Rated Rent (if any) –

  • Enter the day that the proration will be paid
  • Enter the beginning and ending dates of the proration in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the amount that the tenant should expect to receive

Step 5 – Deposit – Landlord must enter:

  • Enter the amount of the deposit
  • Enter the name of the institution where the deposit amount will be held until the agreement expires
  • Read the remainder of this section

Step 6 – Utilities

  • Enter the utilities that the lessor will agree to provide as inclusion in the rental payment

Step 7 – Titled Sections – Tenant(s) must read all remaining sections as follows, prior to application of signature:

  • Occupancey
  • Sublet
  • Renewal
  • General Conditions
  • Pets (landlord must check the box indicating whether or not pets would be allowed – then enter the amount of the pet deposit(s)
  • Entry
  • Forfeiture
  • Condition
  • Yard (landlord must check the box indicating whether or not they intend to handle landscaping)

Step 8 – Signatures

  • Lessor’s Signature
  • Date of Signature
  • AND
  • Signatures of all Lessee’s over the age of 18 years of age
  • Date all respective signatures

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