Under West Virginia law, the landlord is required to provide the tenant with proper written notice in advance before attempting to evict the tenant, unless the tenant has violated the lease or failed to pay rent. The amount of notice required varies depending on whether or not there is a written lease or rental agreement. The landlord is required to provide at least the amount of notice stated in the lease. More information can be found in the section on Notice to Terminate Tenancy. In many instances, the eviction notice can legally be the summons to appear in a proceeding for eviction if the landlord has filed suit against the tenant.