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The Benefits of Property Guardianship to Owners of Vacant Properties

16 March 2023

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.

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.

One of the main benefits of property guardianship is that it is a cost-effective way of securing a property. In comparison to 24-hour security guard services and high-end surveillance systems, the live-in protection services we offer at Live-in Guardians are much more affordable, without compromising on effectiveness. 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.

Another benefit for vacant property owners is that property guardianship offers immediate protection. When owners enquire with Live-in Guardians, we provide a free survey of their property within 24 hours. If the application is successful, we can have Guardians securing the property within days. This means that the building is quickly protected, preventing any damage or loss of property.

Property guardianship also offers flexibility to property owners, as they can take back management of their property with just 28 days notice. This is particularly useful for properties that are only going to be vacant for a short period of time. With Live-in Guardians, property owners can end the guardianship agreement at any time with just one month’s notice. This gives owners complete control over their property.

Having a Guardian occupy an empty building prevents the building from falling into disrepair. Property guardians are responsible for making our team aware of any maintenance and cleaning issues, ensuring that it remains in good condition. This means that the property is well looked after.

For owners of vacant properties, property guardianship can offer several benefits. Property Guardianship is a modern and innovative solution to vacant property security. 


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