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Danny Schindler 19/11/2019

Debunking the Myths of Guardianship

In May 2018 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, a department of HM Government, released a ‘fact sheet’ aiming to give potential guardians ‘advice’. However, it appears to be strongly biased against guardianship and fails to factor in this alternative method of housing as a healthy option for skilled professionals.


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Danny Schindler 24/10/2019

How Will Guardians Protect My Property?

Having a valuable property unoccupied for weeks, or even months is a key concern for many landlords. You might have experienced it yourself, the dread of entering your empty property to find it broken into vandalised or even worse, receiving a call that your investment has gone up in smoke.


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Danny Schindler 10/09/2019

The Social Impact of Live-In-Guardians in the midst of a Housing Crisis

The UK housing crisis has caused suffering, poverty and anger in our major cities for years. Various economic factors such as inflated land values, ‘prospective investors’, sometimes based overseas, leaving residential properties deliberately empty so that they can wait for land values to rise and then sell on, making a profit without lifting a finger.


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Danny Schindler 22/08/2019

How Much Could a Live-In Caretaker Save You?

A lot of people think landlords have it pretty easy – we know different. From rates and council tax and how that affects your rent and tenancy needs, to getting the right people in the right properties, and of course dealing with everything that seems to go wrong.


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Danny Schindler 17/07/2019

How to Maintain your Empty Property and Protect Your Investment

There are an awful lot of things to consider when facing the prospect of your property becoming empty. A hike in council tax, increased risk of vandalism, fire and squatting – and of course the potentially enormous financial costs of putting things right and making repairs should the worst happen.


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Danny Schindler 10/07/2019

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

The prospect of leaving your property vacant, in an urban area, in the middle of a housing crisis and an increase in crime-rates, is a daunting one to say the very least.


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Danny Schindler 05/06/2019

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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Danny Schindler 25/03/2019

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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Danny Schindler 30/01/2019

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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Danny Schindler 19/12/2018

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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Danny Schindler 29/11/2018

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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Danny Schindler 05/11/2018

House of Lords welcomes Property Guardian firms’ launch of industry association

Seven of the UK’s leading property guardian firms have come together to form the sector’s first trade association to lead on safety and standards, to represent and promote the industry, and to foster best practice.


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Danny Schindler 31/07/2018

The Morning Advertiser - Space invaders: what to do if someone occupies your pub

After travellers invaded Thwaites Brewery over the late May bank holiday weekend, The Morning Advertiser reveals what steps a pub can take if it finds its space invaded.


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Danny Schindler 01/06/2018

Vacant Property Insurance VS Property Guardians.

There are over 12,000 empty commercial properties in the London Borough of Barnet alone.


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Danny Schindler 03/04/2018

The Morning Advertiser - Saving Money Through Guardianship

The Morning Advertiser's article on how Live-in Guardians and other property guardians can help empty pubs save money.


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Danny Schindler 03/04/2018

Daily Mail - Property Guardianship

Live-in Guardians were once again asked to give comment regarding property guardianship, this time for the Daily Mail.


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Danny Schindler 09/11/2017

The law on property guardianship

A white paper setting out the health, safety and legal status of security through occupation


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Danny Schindler 16/05/2016

Radio 5 Live - All About Property

Live-in Guardians were again on hand for the BBC when they needed the leading expert for the Guardian Industry.


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Danny Schindler 21/01/2016

YOUROPE, LIG featured on German TV

ZDF, the most watched TV broadcaster in Germany, screened this report last week highlighting ways to live in London.


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Danny Schindler 10/09/2015

New Appointments

Live-in Guardians are pleased to announce a number of new appointments as the first part of a 3 year expansion programme.


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