WVC 36 - 1 - 1
§36-1-1. Creation of estates; necessity of deed or will.
No estate of inheritance or freehold, or for a term of more
than five years, in lands, or any other interest or term therein of
any duration under which the whole or any part of the corpus of the
estate may be taken, destroyed, or consumed, except for domestic
use, shall be created or conveyed unless by deed or will.