WVC 37 - 6 - 28
§37-6-28. Destruction of buildings; abatement of rent.
Where buildings or other structures upon leased premises,
not owned by the tenant or removable by him, are destroyed by
fire or otherwise, in whole or in part, without fault or
negligence on the part of the tenant, there shall be, unless the
lease otherwise provides, a reasonable reduction of the rent for
such time as may elapse until there be placed again upon the
premises buildings, or other structures, of as much value to the
tenant for his purposes as those destroyed, and unless the
landlord shall rebuild or replace such structures as soon as he
can reasonably do so, the tenant may, after the expiration of
such reasonable time, surrender the possession of the premises
and be relieved of all further liability for rent, after the time
of such surrender.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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