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Landmark Judgement in Court of Appeal

Landmark Judgement in Court of Appeal

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

More than just property security

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.
How we help key workers

How we help key workers

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.
How we select our Guardians

How we select our Guardians

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.
Becoming a property guardian in London

Becoming a property guardian in London as young professional

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.
Ways to protect your vacant property

Ways to protect your vacant property

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.
What do property guardians do?

What do property guardians do?

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.
How to maintain your empty property

Ways to maintain your empty property

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.
The benefits of Property Guardians

The benefits of Property Guardians

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.
How to prevent squatters

How to prevent squatters

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.
How Live-in Caretakers protect your property

How Live-in Caretakers protect your property

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.
How to keep a vacant property secure in London

How to keep a vacant property secure in London

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

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

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.
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