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Friday, January 20, 2017

Tenant Eviction in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia

In this series of articles, we will cover the basics of tenant eviction in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia for landlords going through the eviction process. In each of the major counties in NOVA: Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun and Prince William, the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA) of 2014 may or may not apply- and this law dictates how you can evict a tenant.  Read More »

Thursday, December 15, 2016

How to be a good landlord/property manager:

1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazing things can happen. What contingency plans do you have in place so maintenance concerns can be resolved without your direct involvement (in case you happen to go on vacation the day something major happens)? When you shift your view as a landlord to a “business owner” — and treat your company as such - you will find far greater success.  Read More »

Thursday, December 15, 2016

How to be a good tenant

1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions before you sign it.  Read More »