End of Tenancy and Breaking The Lease in Northern Virginia

What happens in Northern Virginia when the lease is over?

At the end of the lease in Northern Virginia, either party can opt to end the tenancy. The owner 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 term in order to renew the lease.

At that point we give the renter two choices:

  1. Month-to-month --- This will include a large rent increase.
  2. Renew the lease --- This will lock the rental up for another year with a small rent increase.

When renters break the lease

Sometimes things happen that require a tenant to end the lease before the lease term is over. When this occures, Nesbitt Realty tries to minimize the impact of this event on the landlord. If a renter leaves with little or no notice, this will surely cause the tenant to surrender the deposit but this is never a windfall for the owner. That money is consumed by paying for vacancy and the cost of acquiring a new tenant .

Readying the rental investment

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 rental investor replace the carpet every 5 to 7 years. We recommend that the rental owner paint every 5 to 7 years.

Utilities

During vacancies we will either put the utilities in our name or in the rental investor's name.