Experience a socially conscious way of living

There are many benefits to be had from becoming a Property Guardian; from the huge savings you will make compared to renting, through to living with people from different walks of life, and experiencing various types of housing.

Properties we place Guardians in vary from warehouse loft spaces through to empty houses, former care homes, shops and business premises. Guardianships can vary in length, from as little as three months to over a year.

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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

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

FAQs:

Can I live with a partner?


Yes you can, but they will also have to register and sign a copy of the Property Guardian licence agreement too.

What is the notice period?


We operate a 28 day notice period. Before moving in we will give an indication of how long you will be able to occupy the property for. As much as possible we will try and find you another property to move to afterwards.

How much does it cost?


Property Guardian contributions vary from as little as £30 per week up to £100 depending on the property. This contribution usually includes all bills.

Are there any other costs involved?


We require a £500 deposit on move-in date. This is fully refundable once you move out of the property, and provided you leave it in the same condition. We do not charge a registration fee.

Are the properties furnished?


Some properties are fully furnished, others not. In those that are not, we will always ensure you are provided with access to kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Will I become a tenant?


No. We secure vacant properties by placing Guardians in a living space within a property on a short-term license, not an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). Guardians are license holders who agree to secure the building they are living in on behalf on Property Guardians and the property owner. A tenancy can be defined as having possession of land or a property for a period of time agreed by a landlord (AST), however a guardian’s license is an agreement to secure the building and includes a 28 days notice period for the property owner to gain full access to the building again. We’ll always endeavour to give you more notice than that, and also help you find somewhere to move to next.

Do you have a long waiting list?


It really depends on your flexibility to move. We often get properties at short-notice and require Guardians who are able to move in quickly. We keep details of every applicant on our register, and as soon as a suitable property that fits your timeframe becomes available we will contact you to move your application forward.