End of Tenancy and Breaking The Lease in Frederick County

What happens in Frederick County when the lease term ends?

At the end of the lease term in Frederick 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 management services, please send us written notice as described in your property management agreement.

When 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 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 tenant two options:

  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 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 property owner. If a tenant 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 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 property owner 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 landlord's name.