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How Live-in Guardians Help with Vacant Property Security

26 September 2022

Live-in Guardians are the market leaders in vacant property protection. We were established to provide a reliable and commercial solution to the problems created by empty properties. Through Property Guardianship, we provide a modern solution to vacant property security, that can help property owners to protect their investments in a cost-effective way.

Security guards and security systems are the most common methods of keeping a property safe, and so they are often a property owner’s first choice. However, just because they are the popular choice does not mean they are the most affordable or effective security option available.

Live-in property protection is a relatively new way to secure empty properties that more and more commercial property owners are turning to. In comparison to 24-hour security guard services and high-end security surveillance systems, the live-in protection services we offer at Live-in Guardians are much more affordable, without compromising on effectiveness. Our Guardian programme provides a simple, effective and commercially savvy solution to the problems created by leaving a property vacant.

A Property Guardian is someone who has entered into an agreement to live in a building or part of a building that would otherwise be empty, for the primary purpose of securing and safeguarding the property.

Guardians are primarily there to secure and safeguard a property. Keeping a property occupied deters would-be intruders from targeting the building and helps to eradicate the potential of squatting. Guardians, however, are not expected to deal with potential threats or put themselves in confrontational situations. If issues arise, or criminal activity is suspected, Guardians can report the problem to our dedicated team straight away. We will then deal with the problem quickly and professionally.

For owners of vacant properties, Guardianship offers a modern solution to the rising costs of traditional security services. By having their property occupied around the clock, owners can be assured that their property is safe and secure and can avoid the growing threat of squatting. Property Guardians will also provide basic up-keep services and can report any maintenance issues, which helps to keep the property in good condition. Additionally, if there are any maintenance problems such as leaks or electrical issues, our in-house maintenance team is on hand to rapidly conduct remedial works.

By keeping a property legally occupied with Guardians, owners can become eligible for business rate relief. This allows them to save a huge amount of money that would have otherwise been wasted on an empty building that is not being used for its intended purpose.

Property Guardianship is a modern and innovative solution to vacant property security. Find out more about how Live-in Guardians can create a tailored vacant property solution for your asset here.

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