End of Tenancy and Breaking The Lease in Harrisonburg

What happens in Harrisonburg when the lease ends?

At the end of the lease in Harrisonburg, 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 rental owner 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 investment producing the highest possible net income. This means that we will usually contact a tenant 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 rental property up for another year with a small rent increase.

When tenants break the lease

Sometimes things happen that require a renter to break the lease. If this occures, Nesbitt Realty tries to minimize the impact of this event on the owner. 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 investor. That money is consumed by paying for vacancy and the cost of acquiring a new renter .

Readying the rental

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 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 owner's name.