We are Live-In Guardians.

Live-in Guardians is the market leader in vacant property protection providing both substantial savings and peace of mind to property owners, whilst offering affordable accommodation to key workers and young professionals in prime locations.

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The real cost of squatters

We recently took over a building which had previously been squatted. The owner incurred the following costs...

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What people are saying about us...

James Schindler, Director Londonewcastle

We at Londonewcastle have found Live-in Guardians to be responsive, reliable and proactive in resolving any issues that have arisen during the course of their appointment.The nil management fee that Live-in Guardians offers ensures that we, the client, receive a very cost effective solution, especially when compared to other alternatives on the market.Live-in Guardians have ensured that our building is both protected and safe from squatters and vandals and most importantly, they have saved us over £100,000 in relation to our empty rates liability.

Jason Rishover, CEO Heronslea

We have used Live-in Guardians Limited's services on several occasions to safeguard our properties whilst they are awaiting planning permission.The team always act swiftly to place their guardians into our empty properties, managing the whole process from start to finish.Not only were our properties protected, Live-in Guardians were also able to dramatically reduce our empty rates liabilities.Without hesitation, we would be very happy to recommend Live-in Guardians Limited based on our own positive experiences.

Oliver Wolfryd, Director Project MET

We employed Live-in Guardians Limited services to safeguard our building in WC2 which was vacant awaiting planning permission. This has not only helped us reduce our costs, including a significant reduction in our empty business rates (over £100,000), but given us peace of mind that our building is protected and safe. From the initial appointment of Live-in Guardians, they offered an innovative and cost effective approach to vacant property protection. We found all Live-in Guardian staff and guardians helpful, responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Without hesitation, we would strongly recommend the service Live-in Guardians has to offer based on our own positive experience.

Frank Montanaro, Managing Director Noble House Properties

In recent years we have employed Live-in Guardians Limited's services to safeguard buildings which have been pending refurbishment or disposal or awaiting planning permission. This has not only helped us reduce our costs, including a significant reduction in our empty property rates, but given us our peace of mind that our buildings are protected and safe.We would recommend Live-in Guardians Limited's services to anyone that might be interested.

Matt, Guardian LIG

Many thanks for everything you guys did for us. We had a great time living there.

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How to become a Property Guardian

Fully employed, trustworthy, and looking for accommodation? If you find yourself wanting to live in a certain area at a lower cost, you might consider becoming a property guardian.

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The ins and outs of being a property guardian

Undertaking the role of a property guardian means you have to be trustworthy, reliable and meeting of certain criteria.

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The Guardian Angle - Showhouse

How can housebuilders protect their sites and save on business rates? Residential guardians might be the answer, says Ginette Vedrickas.

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How to avoid Business Rates on Empty Properties

If, for any reason, your commercial property becomes vacant you may need to enlist the services of vacant property specialists, but let’s take a journey to Whitehall in this article and see what the law says.

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A Guide to Vacant Property Insurance

It is a little-known fact that most standard building insurance policies only continue to cover your building when it is empty for a certain amount of time – for example, 30 – 60 days. This is the case for commercial properties as well as residential properties.

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