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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for West Virginia on
Q: Do I have any grounds for a defense against an Unlawful detainer in west Virginia?

Was invited to move in with a friend, who I then agreed to an amount to be paid for rent. This person also provided a letter to dhhr in order to provide proof of residence and payment of rent so I could receive snap benefits. I then received a summons over 60 days after I had moved in from the... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, there are a few potential grounds for defense against an unlawful detainer action in West Virginia:

1. Landlord-tenant relationship: If you can establish that a landlord-tenant relationship exists between you and the property owner (e.g.,...
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Q: My rent is paid but now she's expecting property tax money for 2017 back taxes. Now she won't let me get rest of belongi

Now she is holding what I had left to move in the garage and I have been told that I have to do a civil suit. She has paid her taxes by the due date but until I give $600 I can't get my belongings. I've lived there almost 3yrs and moved first wknd in April. Those taxes aren't my... View More

Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on May 23, 2023

I would recommend contacting Legal Aid of West Virginia. They provide no cost legal services to WV residents and I believe they can handle landlord tenant issues like this.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Landlord - Tenant for West Virginia on
Q: I bought a home 10/2018 cash, personal money. I put my g/f's name on title/deed with me. Can I have her taken off?

She has/had $0 income nor input into home.

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman
answered on May 24, 2019

Unfortunately putting your girlfriend's name on a deed is like giving her a half ownership interest in the property. I don't think you can get her off of the deed unless you buy her out. Hopefully you can work it out with her, but be sure that you have a written contract drawn up... View More

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