WVC 37 - 6 - 12
§37-6-12. Distress for rent; time and place; warrant.
Rent may be distrained for within one year after the time it
becomes due, and not afterwards, whether the lease be ended or
not. The distress shall be made by any sheriff or constable of
the county wherein the premises yielding the rent or some part
thereof may be or the goods liable to distress may be found,
under a warrant from a justice founded upon the affidavit of the
person claiming the rent, or his agent, that the amount of money
or other thing to be distrained for (to be specified in the
affidavit), as he verily believes, is justly due to the claimant
for rent reserved upon contract from the person of whom it is
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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