End of Tenancy and Breaking The Lease in Fairfax County

What happens in Fairfax County when the lease is over?

At the end of the lease in Fairfax County, either party can opt to end the tenancy. The 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 conclude our property 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 property producing the highest possible net income. This means that we will often contact a renter 6 to 8 weeks before the end of the lease 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 property up for another year with a small rent increase.

When renters break the lease

Sometimes things happen which make a renter to break the lease. If 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 rental 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 renter move-out and the actual cost of carpeting will be deducted from the renter 's security deposit, per your lease.
We recommend that the landlord 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 owner's name.