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Pest infestation? The landlord just...
Pest infestation? The landlord just tells us that we need to clean. I just had a baby and my apartment is spotless.
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Thank you for providing that information. Please give me a moment to respond.

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Lawyer: Roy Hadavi,
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Answer: West Virginia law provides that if a landlord neglects to take care of important property repairs, the tenant may have the right to withhold rent until the property is fixed. However, the tenant must follow the law before withholding. See Virginia Code Ann. §§ 54-248.25, 54-248.25.1 and 54-248-27.

You can click here to view the Tenant Handbook. This handbook includes legal aid by county. You should consult your local county legal aid to ensure you follow the proper procedures for your county to withhold rent.

The important thing is that this is 100% the landlord's responsibility and needs to be taken care of quickly.

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