End of Tenancy and Breaking The Lease in Rappahannock County

What happens in Rappahannock County when the lease is over?

At the end of the lease term in Rappahannock County, either party can opt to end the tenancy. The rental investor could choose not to renew the lease or the renter could choose to not to renew the lease. If the landlord wishes to end the lease, or end our rental management services, please send us written notice as described in your rental 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 often create a new lease for 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 investment up for another year with a small rent increase.

When tenants break the lease

Sometimes things happen that require 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 renter leaves with little or no notice, this will surely cause the tenant to surrender 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 tenant .

Readying the rental

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 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 property owner's name.