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2021 Business rates on empty properties

2021 Business rates on empty properties

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.
Simple ways to secure vacant properties

Simple ways to secure vacant properties

Protecting and monitoring an empty property is difficult, and the impact of Covid-19 has made this even harder. With property owners having limited access to their empty buildings, it puts the building at higher risk. Empty buildings are targets for squatters, vandals and thieves, breaking in to occupy and deface the property and steal any valuable equipment left behind.
How to protect your empty hotel with property guardians

How to protect your empty hotel with property guardians

Many hotels have been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, having to close their doors temporarily, or permanently in many cases. Some have even repurposed themselves to house key workers and provide support throughout the crisis. An empty hotel presents many problems, including extensive upkeep and maintenance costs.
How will guardians protect my empty building in Manchester

How will guardians protect my empty building in Manchester

Owning an empty commercial building comes with many issues, such as upkeep costs, empty property charges and security concerns. More than ever, property owners in Manchester are facing the problems of managing an empty property due to the struggles caused by covid-19. Property guardians are a modern solution to securing and protecting an empty property, but if you’re new to the concept you might be sceptical. So what do guardians actually do and how do they keep your empty building safe?
The rise of squatters in Manchester during the pandemic

The rise of squatters in Manchester during the pandemic

Unfortunately, the covid-19 pandemic has seen many businesses in Manchester closing their doors either temporarily or for good. This has left the city with an unusually high number of empty and unoccupied commercial properties such as office buildings and pubs that have become easy targets for squatters and other criminals.
How to keep a property empty in Manchester

How to keep a property empty in Manchester

It is an unfortunate reality for commercial property owners that at some point, the property may not be used for it’s intended purpose for a period of time, leaving owners with an empty property. For property owners in Manchester, this can be a daunting prospect as empty properties can be an inviting target for vandals, squatters and other criminals.
Property guardians: Bafta-winning documentary maker says cheaper rent helps him live a creative life in London

Property guardians: Bafta-winning documentary maker says cheaper rent helps him live a creative life in London

Edward Watts won a Bafta for his documentary For Sama while living in a derelict church — but the scheme's not for everyone.
Is it worth becoming a property guardian in London?

Is it worth becoming a property guardian in London?

London is one of the most popular cities in the UK for young professionals, but it also comes with a high cost of living. London has one of the highest average rent costs in the country which can be very daunting and off-putting for those wanting to make it in the capital.
Is it safe to be a property guardian?

Is it safe to be a property guardian?

If you’re new to the concept of property guardians, the thought of living in an empty commercial property might sound strange, scary or even dangerous. But Live-in Guardians are committed to finding properties for our guardians that are not only 100% safe, but comfortable and completely habitable.
How to eliminate your chance of squatters

How to eliminate your chance of squatters

No property owner wants their vacant property to be targeted by squatters. Squatters can present a real risk to your property, causing damage from breaking in, stealing valuables and vandalising. There are many ways that landlords can protect their commercial properties and eliminate the risk of squatters, from security services to property guardians, that can keep your property safe and prevent some of the expenses that squatters can incur.
How to maintain your empty property

How to maintain your empty property

An empty property can be difficult for property owners to secure and maintain. Large vacant properties such as office buildings or pubs require a lot of upkeep and can be susceptible to attacks from squatters, thieves and vandals. Empty property maintenance can also be an expensive endeavour, with costs adding up from cleaning, security services and any potential repairs that may need carrying out.
How to keep my empty pub safe

How to keep my empty pub safe

No landlord wants to see their pub sitting empty, but when unfortunate circumstances lead to pubs closing, they can quickly become a liability. Empty pubs are a tempting target for invaders and are very at risk of squatters, vandals and fly-tippers breaking in and causing damage.
The real cost of squatters in your empty property

The real cost of squatters in your empty property

Vacant commercial properties are at risk of attracting squatters, and thousands of buildings in London and the UK are damaged by squatters each year. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of Covid-19 with many businesses having to close their doors, that number is only rising.
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