FAQs

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What kind of buildings are suitable?

Virtually any building is suitable, provided it is windproof and watertight and has a supply of electricity and cold water. We can fit temporary bathroom & kitchen facilities, which can be removed prior to the building being handed back to you.

Do I need “change of use” permission to use Live-in Guardians?

No, the primary use of the building remains the same. The fact that it is temporarily not being used in the same way is not relevant.

Will I still have to pay empty rates on my building?

In most cases we will be able to substantially reduce your empty rates liability.

Why should I use Live-in Guardians opposed to a traditional security option?

Using Live-in Guardians is the most cost effective and hassle free way to protect your building as a property owner. You could save as much as 100% compared to traditional 24 hour security guards and up to 50% compared to boarding up, which simply alerts the public to the fact that the building is unoccupied.

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