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 term in Northern Virginia, either party can opt to end the tenancy. The rental investor could choose not to renew the lease or the tenant could choose to not to renew the lease. If the owner wishes to end the lease, or end our rental management services, please send us written notice as described in your management agreement.

When we don't receive such notice, we will strive to make choices that will keep your rental producing the highest possible net income. This means that we will routinely contact 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 tenant two choices:

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

When renters break the lease

Sometimes circumstances arise which make a tenant to break the lease. If this happens, Nesbitt Realty tries to minimize the impact of this event on the rental owner. If a tenant leaves with little or no notice, this will surely cause the renter 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 property

We will have the carpet professional cleaned upon tenant move-out and the actual cost of carpeting will be deducted from the renter '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.

Utilities

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