Become a property guardian

In an age of sky-high rents, housing shortages, and unaffordable house prices, it’s little wonder why becoming a property guardian is experiencing huge popularity. Guardianship has become one of the fastest growing forms of property occupation in the UK. It’s safe, secure and socially conscious.

We place live-in guardians into a wide variety of vacant properties. These include warehouse loft spaces, empty houses, former care homes, shops and business premises. Guardianships can vary in length, from as little as three months to well over a year, depending on the circumstances.

Scroll down to read our FAQs and find out what to expect from becoming a property guardian

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Becoming a property guardian is an excellent way of accessing affordable housing and meeting new people

Property guardian requirements:

  • Over 21 years of age
  • In full-time employment or a mature student
  • Non-smoker
  • Do not have household pets
  • Do not have a criminal record
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Additional requirements prior to move-in:

  • Photographic ID (Passport or driving licence)
  • Proof of address (current utility bill or bank statement)
  • Employment reference (if you have been in your current role for at least 12 months)
  • Character reference (from someone you have known for at least 3 years)
  • CRB check
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What to expect as a property guardian

Our guardians always tell us one of the things they love the most about their experience is living in varied properties and building friendships with people they might have otherwise connected with. People become property guardians because they share values around community, bringing empty buildings back to life, and enjoying different experiences.

With the price of buying a property increasing becoming out of reach for many, becoming a property guardian is also an excellent way of helping save money towards a deposit.

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Life for our guardians is rewarding and the experience is sure to open your eyes to a different way of living. We have opportunities at various locations across the UK, both in towns and more rural areas. Guardians are required to sign a code of conduct before any occupation, ensuring they show respect to the property they live in and their fellow guardians. This contributes to a community where everyone can live in harmony.

Demand for guardian housing in London is especially popular, and the properties we manage there tend to get filled very quickly. If you are able to move at short notice then you will usually find it easier to secure a property through us.

If you’d like to find out more, feel free to get in touch through our contact page. You can also follow us on our official Twitter page where we post housing opportunities too.

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