What happens in Northern Virginia when the lease is over?
At the end of the lease term in Northern Virginia, either party can opt to end the tenancy. The landlord could choose not to renew the lease or the tenant could choose to not to renew the lease. If the rental owner wishes to end the lease, or end our rental management services, please send us written notice as described in your rental management agreement.
If we don't receive such notice, we will strive to make choices that will keep your property producing the highest possible net income. This means that we will routinely create a new lease for a renter 6 to 8 weeks before the end of the lease in order to renew the lease.
At that point we give the tenant two options:
- Month-to-month --- This will include a large rent increase.
- Renew the lease --- This will lock the property up for another year with a small rent increase.
When renters break the lease
Sometimes circumstances arise that require a tenant to break the lease. If this happens, Nesbitt Realty tries to minimize the impact of this event on the owner. If a tenant leaves with little or no notice, this will surely cause the tenant to surrender the deposit but this is never a windfall for the landlord. That money is consumed by paying for vacancy and the cost of acquiring a new tenant .
Readying the rental
We will have the carpet professional cleaned upon renter move-out and the actual cost of carpeting will be deducted from the tenant 's security deposit, per your lease.
We recommend that the landlord replace the carpet every 5 to 7 years. We recommend that the rental investor paint every 5 to 7 years.
During vacancies we will either put the utilities in our name or in the owner's name.
a free reference for rental investors in Northern Virginia
- Before you put a renter in your rental in Northern Virginia
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the tenant
- During the lease term
- End of tenancy and what happens when a renter breaks the lease
- How does the owner get paid?
- How your property management company handles the association and your community
- How your property management company handles utilities
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management finds tenants
- Insurance matters for landlords using our property management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Northern Virginia property owner responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your rental property in Northern Virginia
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your rental property
- When property owners don't yet know their new address
- Vetting renters in Northern Virginia