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Should Virginia Landlords Allow Pets in Their Rental Properties?

Eric Guggenheimer - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
A growing number of renters have animal companions and are looking for units that accept pets. An estimated 50-90% of tenants own a pet and need housing where landlords allow them.While Virginia law doesn’t require you to allow pets in your rental property—outside of service or emotional support animals—accepting pets ha...

How to Make a Great Virtual Tour of Your Rental Property

Eric Guggenheimer - Monday, June 1, 2020
Although the rental market’s prime months are here, in-person property tours are impractical with continuing precautions for the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in place.However, people are still looking for rental properties, and you still need to market your unit. To show your income property successfully, you can create a virtual...

Circle Property Management Remains Committed to Proper Maintenance During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Eric Guggenheimer - Friday, May 1, 2020
Regular maintenance prevents you as a property owner from having to spend unnecessary funds on emergency repairs—it also keeps your tenants happy and helps you have a profitable investment property for years to come. At Circle Property Management, we work diligently to maintain our level of service to our clients with our dedic...

Recommendations on How Virginia Landlords Can Deal With Challenging Tenants

Eric Guggenheimer - Thursday, April 16, 2020
As a landlord in Virginia, you do your best to ensure the tenants you choose for your unit are a good fit. However, even the best landlords can’t guarantee that a particular renter won’t cause problems. Dealing with a challenging situation at your property with occupants who are being difficult can cause stress for even the mo...

Questions Virginia Landlords Should Ask of Prospective Tenant References

Eric Guggenheimer - Friday, March 20, 2020
The tenant screening process is undoubtedly one of the most influential factors when it comes to managing your rental property. Without taking the proper steps to ensure the applicant is a good fit for your unit, you could end up with a tenant who can’t afford the rent or has had several previous evictions.While having the potential...

Three Questions to Ask When Selecting a Property Management Company

Eric Guggenheimer - Thursday, January 9, 2020
When looking for a qualified property management company to assist with your investment property, you want to have the right professionals in your corner. Experienced property managers can lower the stress of having a rental unit and make it easier for you to enjoy your investment while they worry about the details.In your search for the ...

If I Transition My Home to a Rental Property, Do I Need Different Insurance?

Eric Guggenheimer - Friday, December 13, 2019
People decide to rent out their primary residence for a variety of reasons. They may be taking an extended vacation, permanently moving but are not yet able or willing to sell their home, or they may be renting to relatives or friends.Whatever the reason is for transitioning your home to a rental property, you will need to consider differ...

Tips for Landlords on How to Deal with Tenants Who Want to Break a Lease Early

Eric Guggenheimer - Friday, November 15, 2019
As a landlord, it’s understandable that you’d want to keep your rental unit occupied, ideally with a long-term tenant that abides by the terms of your lease.However, what happens when a tenant gives notice that they intend to break their lease early and vacate the property? A lease is a contract signed by the tenant that is, i...

Tips for Landlords—Proactively Communicate with Your Tenants on Preparing Your Property for the Wi...

Eric Guggenheimer - Monday, October 21, 2019
As the fall season settles in and winter slowly approaches, property managers throughout the Northern Virginia and DC area are beginning to prepare their rentals for the cooler seasons.While your efforts go a long way to ensuring your property stays safe during the winter, communicating with your tenants is an essential component of prepa...

What Background Information Should I Require in Applications from Potential Tenants?

Eric Guggenheimer - Monday, September 16, 2019
In addition to preparing your income property to rent, you also need to ensure you have a detailed application for potential tenants to fill out. Tenants should include all necessary information on the application for you to review.Screening tenants is essential to finding the right renter for your property, and one who will respect the r...

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