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The Eviction Process in VA: Expert Tips for Northern Virginia Property Management

Web Admin - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Evicting a tenant is not something a landlord looks forward to; the process can be complicated and expensive. However, if your tenant is not paying rent or violating the terms of your lease, removing that resident from your property is essential to keep your investment protected. We strongly recommend that you talk to a property manager or an eviction attorney if you get to the point that you need to initiate this legal process. Even the slightest mistake can result in your case being thrown out, and then you’ll have to start all over again.   Read More

Guide to Handling Security Deposit Refunds in Northern Virginia - Advice for Landlords

Web Admin - Thursday, February 18, 2016

Security deposit requirements can be confusing for landlords, but you have to be very precise in how you handle them and return them. There are specific legal requirements in Virginia law that dictate how long you have to return the deposit and what you must do when you withhold money from it.   Read More

Do I Need Landlord Insurance for my Gainesville, VA Rental Property?

Web Admin - Thursday, January 21, 2016

Many landlords mistakenly believe that their homeowners insurance policy will cover their property once they convert it into a rental home. A landlord policy is required to protect your home and your financial interests when you’re earning income off that property. Make sure you have the coverage you need, and talk to your insurance agent about any other changes or additional policies that might be necessary when you have a rental property.   Read More

Top 4 Laws Every Landlord Needs to Know - Northern Virginia Property Management Education

Web Admin - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Even the smartest landlords can find themselves in trouble when they violate a law that governs how they operate their rental property. You have to know what you can and cannot do, and that means staying up to date on all the federal, state and local laws that govern the landlord and tenant relationship in northern Virginia.   Read More

Best Preventative Maintenance Tips for your Gainesville, VA Rental Property

Web Admin - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Maintenance costs can get expensive for landlords, and you should be budgeting and saving every month for repairs. When you have some money put aside, sudden expenses will not seem so unmanageable. A good way to minimize the amount of money you need to spend on repairs and replacements is by staying on top of all your preventative maintenance. When you’re actively taking care of your property, you will be able to catch small problems before they turn into big problems.   Read More

The Lease Agreement: A Guide for Landlords in Northern Virginia

Web Admin - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The lease agreement that you sign with the tenants living in your rental property is a legal contract that spells out the rights and responsibilities of each party. As a landlord, you need to make sure you have a strong lease in place that will protect you and your interests. Do not make the mistake of downloading a generic lease from the Internet or purchasing a lease template in an office supply store or a bookstore. You need an agreement that is specific to the laws of Virginia and the requirements of your property.   Read More

What is the Difference between DIY and Professional Property Management in Northern Virginia?

Web Admin - Tuesday, September 08, 2015

If you’re someone who likes to tackle do-it-yourself projects around the house, you probably think that managing your own rental property will come naturally. That might be true if you have the time, experience and availability necessary to take care of tenants, maintenance, rent collection, inspections, legal issues and all the other things that go into being a landlord. However, if you don’t have the time and the resources, you might want to consider hiring someone who does. Today we’re discussing the difference between DIY management and professional management.   Read More

How Does a Northern Virginia Property Manager Handle My Money?

Web Admin - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Many of the investors we work with are located in other states and even other countries, so we’re often asked what that means for financial matters. A good property management company will be able to handle all deposits electronically and keep you informed of the costs associated with your rental property so there are no surprises.   Read More

The Top 7 Laws Every Northern Virginia Landlord Needs To Know

Info Armiva - Friday, July 31, 2015

Successfully managing an investment property is about much more than finding the perfect tenant for the perfect unit. It’s even more important to understand the legalities associated with running a rental business. Landlords should be up-to-date on all laws regarding tenant rights and the proper legal proceedings of managing a property. Here are a few of the laws every landlord should know about.   Read More

How Can I Get My Home Rented Faster in Northern Virginia?

Web Admin - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Limiting a property’s vacancy time is critical when it comes to earning rental income and long term investment returns. It’s important to get your home rented as quickly as possible, and a good property management company will have a number of strategies in place to ensure your home does not sit empty on the market for very long.   Read More

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