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Options for Landlords if Virginia Tenants Want to Terminate Their Lease Early

Eric Guggenheimer - Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Once tenants sign the lease at your rental property—provided the lease is valid in the state of Virginia—they are entering into a legally binding agreement with you to rent the property for the specified amount of time. However, some tenants will have situations that arise that lead to them terminating their lease early. Whet...

Fall Rental Maintenance Tasks for Virginia Landlords

Eric Guggenheimer - Monday, December 6, 2021
As fall gets into full swing, it’s time for landlords in Virginia to conduct a few key maintenance tasks for their income properties. With seasons changing and the cooler weather here to stay, property owners need to ensure there aren’t any significant issues that could impact their tenant’s safety or cost bundles to fi...

When Should You Paint Your Rental Property?

Eric Guggenheimer - Monday, November 8, 2021
Painting your rental property has many benefits. It helps the place look brighter, cleaner, and newer. It looks great in photos and in person to attract tenants when marketing your property. It also can cover many minor imperfections on the walls, such as marks from picture frames or scuffs from furniture. But when should you paint your ...

Should You Rent Your Income Property Furnished?

Eric Guggenheimer - Tuesday, October 5, 2021
When you have an income property, you have a lot of decisions to make. Whether or not to allow pets, how to advertise your unit, and how long you want your lease to be are all essential decisions to make. Another important consideration for investment property owners is whether to rent their income properties as furnished units. There a...

How Property Managers Can Improve Relationships Between Tenants & Landlords

Eric Guggenheimer - Thursday, September 9, 2021
As a landlord, your relationships with your tenants are an essential part of your investment. Maintaining these relationships doesn’t just help you have less turnover at your property—it can reflect positively on your business and help you secure future tenants. However, although you may do everything in your power to screen ...

Selling Your Property? Consider Renting It Out First

Eric Guggenheimer - Thursday, August 12, 2021
If you’re considering selling your property, it may be a good idea to think about renting it out first. Even if your property isn’t exactly up to code, a professional property management company can help you transform your property into an investment that’ll benefit you long term. Even if you already have an existing re...

6 Reasons Good Tenants Leave

Eric Guggenheimer - Monday, July 12, 2021
Once you’ve completed your screening process and find the right tenants, you want them to stay for as long as possible.   People who take good care of your rental property and abide by the terms of your lease aren’t always easy to come by. Ensuring your renters are happy and comfortable in your property is essential for h...

Should Renters Be Able to Paint Your Virginia Income Property?

Eric Guggenheimer - Tuesday, June 15, 2021
If you’re a landlord in Virginia, you’re likely familiar with tenant requests to modify your unit to make it more comfortable for them. But what happens if a tenant asks to paint your income property—should you allow it?Whether or not you choose to allow a tenant to paint can depend on a few things, such as the...

Virginia Owners Guide to the Property Management Process

Eric Guggenheimer - Friday, May 21, 2021
If you own an income property in Virginia, you know just how much time and effort it takes to keep your investment running smoothly.From ensuring you have the proper documentation to screening tenants to dealing with unexpected maintenance requests, a rental property can quickly turn into an unwanted second job.Property owners that want t...

3 Problems Commonly Faced by Virginia Landlords and How to Fix Them

Eric Guggenheimer - Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Being a landlord isn’t without its challenges. Landlords in Virginia have many different responsibilities, and managing all the tasks it takes to keep your income properties running smoothly is important. However, these duties can often come with setbacks or issues that can affect the profitability of your unit. Here are three of th...

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