Optional Services

  • Our optional services are designed to ensure you have the best property management experience with gkhouses.

    Read through each of these services to determine if any of them might benefit you. If you decide that one or more of these optional services make sense to you, simply check the box and we'll add it to your management services.

    1. Eviction Protection Plan (EPP)

    Our Eviction Protection Plan (EPP) is available for your gkhouses tenant. It is designed to give you peace of mind knowing you won’t be caught covering the expense of an eviction. EPP covers the cost of an eviction (which can be up to $900) should an unforeseen issue arise that prevents your tenant from paying rent in agreement with their lease (loss of job or health related issue). We will cover all attorney fees, court costs, and set out charges associated with evicting your tenant. We will also change out your locks.

    The cost of EPP is $200 per year, billed annually

  • 2. Quarterly Inspection and Report

    The Quarterly Inspection and Report is our most popular optional service.

    Our team will visit your property once every quarter, change the air filters, check batteries in your smoke detectors, and send you a report with images of how your property is being cared for by your tenant. This is also a time when our property managers will make a note of any issues they feel you should be aware of with your rental home.

    The cost of these Quarterly Inspections and Report is $65 per occurrence.

  • 3. Bi-annual HVAC Preventative Maintenance

    Each year we receive emergency calls from tenants regarding their air or heat. These calls (especially emergency weekend calls) end up costing owners much more than a routine service call.

    Our Spring and Fall Heating and Air Service can aid in the early detection of problems and save the cost of expensive, emergency repairs. A skilled gkhouses tech will visit your home once in the fall and once in the spring to perform an assessment and cleaning. During our check, we also ensure that the unit(s) is up to code.

    The cost of our Bi-annual HVAC Preventative Maintenance is $150 each.

  • 4. Rent Protection Membership

    Are you worried about your tenant not paying rent? When we surveyed our owners, this was their number one worry. With our Rent Protection Membership (included in the Platinum Plan), you won't ever worry about not collecting rent again.

    Frequently Asked Questions: What does the rental income protection cover?

    The membership benefits cover up to 11 months and $100,000 in lost rent per rental unit. It also covers the cost of eviction which include court costs, attorney fees, and set-out charges.

    How Does It Work?

    If your tenant does not pay rent, you will still be paid rent by gkhouses. If we must move to evict your tenant, we will pay for all evictions costs and continue paying you rent. When we gain possession of the rental home, we will continue paying for up to three months or until we place a new tenant in your home…whichever time is shorter.

    Is my current tenant eligible?

    Yes, if the tenant has been up to date on payments for the last 12 consecutive months they are eligible.

    How much does it cost?

    The rent protection membership cost is equal to one month’s rent per year along with a $100 one-time fee. We will break that fee up over a 12 month period.

  • 5. Yard Maintenance

    Some owners prefer to know that their lawn is being cared while a tenant lives in their home. This optional service will ensure your yard continues to look great year round. We will have the lawn cut during the summer every two weeks. During the late fall and winter, we will make sure your yard continues to look great. The cost of our Yard Maintenance will range between $80 and $120 a month depending on the size of the yard.

  • 6. Annual Gutter Cleaning

    Gutters can fill up quickly, especially in the Southeast, and can be one of the leading problems with exterior damage to your home. When your gutters are full of leaves, water can run behind the gutters causing rot to the soffit and fascia boards. To prevent this damage we recommend having your gutters cleaned at least once per year.

    The cost of our Annual Gutter Cleaning will range between $150 and $250 per cleaning depending on the size of the house.