Property Guardians - security by occupation

Our property guardian scheme provides occupation, protection and management of empty properties using live-in guardians. It’s safe, secure and socially conscious.

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An innovative approach to property security

The property stock that we manage includes residential homes, offices, former care homes and retail units.

Our live-in guardians are key-workers and young professionals who undergo a strict selection criteria. This includes CRB checks, face-to-face interviews and comprehensive reference checks, ensuring that only the most reliable and trustworthy individuals reside in properties that we manage.

How it works:

Property owner enters into an agreement with Property Guardians authorising us to provide services to secure empty property.

We grant non-exclusive licences to live-in guardians, allowing them to occupy and secure the empty property with a 30 day break clause.

We manage and protect your vacant property throughout the term of the agreement, including undertaking inspections and providing status reports to the owner.

On termination of the agreement between Property Guardians and the owner, our licence with the live-in guardians terminates and the property is returned within 30 days.

Bringing communities back to life

Unprotected vacant properties are breeding grounds for theft, vandalism, trespassing and other forms of antisocial behaviour. Using our property guardian scheme to secure empty property not only provides a vital stream of affordable housing to key-workers and young professionals, but also helps avoid the blight of decaying, boarded up buildings on the UK’s streets.

“We have made huge cost savings by adopting this scheme, and plan
to use it for other empty properties in our portfolio too.”

Gemma – property asset manager, London 

Reduce your vacant property costs

Adopting property guardianship as a means to secure empty property can save property owners 100% of the cost of traditional security services, as well as substantial savings on empty property rates. Putting your empty property into use through security by occupation helps combat ‘broken window theory’ and could retain the value of property in the area.

Property guardianships cover all property types including residential, retail and office premises – for any length of time.

Get access to affordable housing

There are many benefits to be had from becoming a property guardian. From significant savings compared to renting, to building friendships with people from different walks of life, and the opportunity to embrace an alternative way of living.

Property guardianship placements vary from warehouse loft spaces to empty houses, former care homes, shops and business premises. Guardianships vary in length, from as little as three months to over a year.

Interested in using our service to protect your vacant property? We've outlined everything you need to know about our service and how we can help secure it and start saving you money.

If you're interested in becoming a property guardian, apply here. We'll then let you know as soon as a suitable property becomes available to move your application forward.

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