What happens in Northern Virginia when the lease term ends?
At the end of the lease in Northern Virginia, either party can opt to end the tenancy. The property owner could choose not to renew the lease or the renter could choose to not to renew the lease. If the owner wishes to end the lease, or end our management services, please send us written notice as described in your property management agreement.
If we don't receive such notice, we will strive to make choices that will keep your rental investment producing the highest possible net income. This means that we will often create a new lease for a renter 6 to 8 weeks before the end of the lease term in order to renew the lease.
At that point we give the renter 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 tenants break the lease
Sometimes things happen that require a tenant to end the lease before the lease term is over. If this happens, Nesbitt Realty tries to minimize the impact of this event on the rental investor. If a renter leaves with little or no notice, this will surely cause the renter to lose the deposit but this is never a windfall for the property owner. 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 tenant move-out and the actual cost of carpeting will be deducted from the tenant 's security deposit, per your lease.
We recommend that the rental owner replace the carpet every 5 to 7 years. We recommend that the owner paint every 5 to 7 years.
During vacancies we will either put the utilities in our name or in the landlord's name.
a useful reference for rental investors in Northern Virginia
- Before you lease out your property in Northern Virginia
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the tenant
- During tenancy
- End of tenancy and what happens when a tenant breaks the lease
- How does the rental investor get paid?
- How your rental manager handles the association and your community
- How your rental manager handles utilities
- How Nesbitt finds renters
- Insurance matters for rental investors using our property management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Northern Virginia 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 owners don't yet know their new address
- Vetting tenants in Northern Virginia