Our Blog

Apply to become a guardian

Enquire about building security

Affordable accommodation for graduates

15 May 2022

Students across the UK benefit from a wide range of discounts to make their time studying more affordable, including cheaper rent and a lack of council tax. But once you've graduated and moved into working in your chosen field, things become more expensive and it can be harder to find affordable rental accommodation.

Read More

Guardianship: An affordable short-term accommodation solution

21 April 2022

Finding affordable rental accommodation in London or Manchester can be challenging, especially if you're looking for something flexible or with a short lease.

Read More

Join our Property Guardian Scheme!

06 April 2022

Live-in Guardians is proud to run one of the best Property Guardian schemes in the UK, with opportunities across London and Manchester.

Read More

What is a Property Guardian?

30 March 2022

Property Guardianship is a modern solution to protecting empty buildings, which is consistently growing in popularity. By becoming a property Guardian, people can live in exciting buildings in the heart of London or Manchester, whist sharing accommodation with other like-minded young professionals.

Read More

Becoming a property guardian in London

04 March 2022

London is one of the most desirable – and most expensive – places to live in the UK. The capital is home to a range of creative industries, big businesses and countless finance and technology companies, making it a top place to live and work.

Read More

How we get our properties Guardian-ready

24 February 2022

Whenever we take on a new commercial property that needs protecting, there are several steps we need to go through before the property is fit for Guardians to inhabit.

Read More

Landmark Judgement in Court of Appeal

09 February 2022

The Court of Appeal recently gave guidance on the issue of possession claims and the “tenant vs licensee” distinction in the Property Guardianship model.

Read More

More than just property security

31 January 2022

When it comes to property security, you want value for money as well as peace of mind. If you own a commercial property that is currently empty and unused, it may be an easy target for thieves, vandals, and squatters. You might think your only option is to hire a security guard, but paying for a professional guard to protect your property around the clock can come with a high price tag, with costs adding up over time. However, significant savings are available when Guardians protect your building instead.

Read More

How we help key workers

25 January 2022

At Live-in Guardians, we're proud to provide affordable city-centre accommodation to key workers. When commercial property owners approach us to protect their vacant buildings, we match the property with suitable Guardians (key workers and young professionals) who become residents in the property to keep it safe. When we take on a new property, our first point of call is always nearby hospitals or similar organisations, that employ key workers who might be looking for an affordable accommodation solution.

Read More

How we select our Guardians

06 January 2022

Property Guardians play an important role in protecting and preserving otherwise vulnerable, vacant buildings. Live-in Guardians help to secure vacant property throughout London and Manchester by matching suitable properties with hand-picked property Guardians, to live in the building and provide protection via occupation.

Read More

Becoming a property guardian in London

24 November 2021

For recent graduates and young professionals, renting in London is inaccessibly expensive. Then, moving further away from the city for cheaper rent results in a long commute and far fewer social opportunities. However, property guardianship is a concept that offers young professionals and key workers accommodation in prime city-centre locations.

Read More

Ways to protect your vacant property

17 November 2021

Keeping a vacant commercial property secure requires careful consideration. If you own a commercial property that is currently vacant, you will be aware of problems that can arise. Empty buildings can be easy targets for thieves, vandals, and squatters. They are also vulnerable to maintenance issues such as damp and plumbing defects.

Read More

What do property guardians do?

28 October 2021

Property Guardianship has become increasingly popular in recent years, as a way for young professionals and key workers to secure affordable accommodation in London and Manchester. Property owners who are looking for a way to protect their vacant properties choose property Guardians as a cost-effective and modern solution to their problems.

Read More

How to maintain your empty property

21 October 2021

Empty commercial properties present many problems and can be a significant burden. While your property is unoccupied and out of use, it still needs to be kept clean, ventilated and maintained to avoid problems such as damp build-up or issues with the plumbing and electrics.

Read More

The benefits of Property Guardians

05 October 2021

Property Guardians are a relatively new concept in the UK, offering a unique and modern solution to the problem of vacant property security. In the past, owners of vacant commercial properties faced the option of boarding up their vacant properties, or budgeting for traditional security systems or Guards to keep properties safe.

Read More

How to prevent squatters

21 September 2021

If you own a commercial property that is currently empty or not in use, squatters pose a serious and common threat. If circumstances have led you to closing the doors of your commercial property, leaving it unoccupied, the last thing any property owner would want is for it to be targeted by illegal squatters.

Read More

How Live-in Caretakers protect your property

25 August 2021

Owning a vacant property can be a significant worry. Vacant commercial properties are at risk of being broken into by squatters and vandals, falling into disrepair and becoming a general safety hazard. If your property is due to remain vacant for an extended period, it is crucial to ensure it is adequately protected.

Read More

How to keep a vacant property secure in London

18 August 2021

Many businesses throughout London are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, being forced to close their doors for significant periods of time. Empty commercial buildings such as pubs, offices and other business premises can often become a safety hazard when left unused and unoccupied.

Read More

How can I mitigate my vacant office's business rates?

08 July 2021

Paying business rates on your office premises is one of the biggest expenses business owners face, but it can be an especially frustrating outgoing if your office building is not currently in use. With the covid-19 pandemic resulting in many people having to work from home, a lot of offices are now sitting unused and vacant.

Read More

2021 Business rates on empty properties

01 July 2021

No landlord or property owner wants to pay business rates on a property that is sitting empty. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have closed their doors through no fault of the business itself. Businesses across every sector have lost out on important revenue throughout the pandemic, and having to pay business rates on top of this has resulted in huge losses and difficulties.

Read More

94 Results
Showing page 2 of 5
Fresh off the instagram press

Some of our latest guardian properties and posts

Trying to apply to become a guardian?
Apply to become a Guardian
Are you a building owner?
Enquire about Building Protection