End of Tenancy and Breaking The Lease in Fairfax County

What happens in Fairfax County when the lease ends?

At the end of the lease in Fairfax County, 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 landlord wishes to end the lease, or conclude our rental management services, please send us written notice as described in your management agreement.

If 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 often 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 choices:

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

When renters break the lease

Sometimes things happen which make a renter 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 rental investor. If a tenant leaves with little or no notice, this will surely cause the tenant to lose 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 renter .

Readying the 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 property owner replace the carpet every 5 to 7 years. We recommend that the landlord 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.