Live-in Guardians
Live-in Guardians



If you have an interest in renting in central London whilst paying a fraction of the expense of a traditional rental property, becoming a property guardian could benefit you. At Live-in Guardians we protect a range of commercial buildings and properties in Southwark that want Guardians to live in and keep the property protected. Southwark boasts some of London’s top arts attractions such as the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. You might believe living in Southwark is out of your renting budget but coming to be a residential property Guardian with us might assist you in saving hundreds in living expenditures.

Being a property Guardian means to secure and preserve vacant properties that may currently be empty and unprotected. Owners of uninhabited commercial properties involve Live-in Guardians, and we equip the inside of the property to make it into a contemporary and fully functional living space with all the features you need. Our Guardians can then move in and keep the building monitored and well looked after as you would in any home-- done in exchange for a reduced license fee rather than paying expensive London rent. If you're in full time work and searching for inexpensive city living, you could be a suitable fit for our community of Guardians in Southwark.

We're seeking trustworthy, dependable Southwark Guardians. If you think you match this description and you’d like to live in shared accommodation with like-minded people and in unique properties (we secure buildings such as pubs, gyms, doctor’s surgeries and more!), complete our Guardian application today. If we have any suitable commercial properties looking for property guardians in Southwark or nearby, we'll contact you! Or look at some of our other London areas.

Apply to be a Live-in Guardian

Tell us bit about you, and see if you are eligible to be a Live-in Guardian right now!

Step 1

Personal Information

Just a name and email for now!

Have you been a Guardian before either with Live-in Guardians or another company? *

Are you and everyone you will be moving in with over 21 years of age? *

Unfortunately, we are unable to host anyone under the age of 21 in our Guardian properties.

Are you employed full-time? *

If you are self employed or not in full time, contracted employment, are you able to provide a guarantor? *

Are you currently bankrupt or in bankruptcy proceedings? *

Do you have access to an email address and have a mobile phone? *

Do you have photographic ID? *

Do you have 3 months bank statements/payslips as proof of funds? *

Will you have a valid employment reference that you can share? *

Do you have or are you able to apply for and provide a DBS check certificate? *

Do you understand the differences between Guardianship and traditional renting? *

If answering 'No' please read the following before submitting this form: Guardian Factsheet

Live-in Guardians take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide the products and services you have requested from us. As you have applied to become a guardian, we may contact you with details of upcoming guardian positions. For full details of how we treat your personal data, you can download a copy of our Privacy Policy.

We have the right to refuse your application to become a Guardian with us at any stage of the process. We reserve the right not to give a reason for this refusal.