I have been a guardian for over 6 months and so far my experience has been very positive. The staff are friendly and down to earth, quick to reply to any queries and very helpful. The maintenance staff fix reported issues within maximum a couple of days. In terms of rates, they are way below the private market landlord rent, at least where I am, and it's very central.
Guardianship will appeal more to those who enjoy living in non-standard, loft/warehouse like spaces that require a dose of creative invention and some DIY work to make more liveable. The reward is a great degree of freedom and adventure which I value more than living in a buy-to-let beige. Anyone with a bit of courage, give guardianship a go!
A month before my previous tenancy was over, I was working away in Edinburgh at the fringe. I thought it was going to be extremely hard to find somewhere in London as I wouldn’t be able to view the properties in person beforehand. However, I came into contact with Joe from Live-in Guardians through an advert for a guardianship in a care home.
Throughout the whole process, Joe was very helpful in accommodating my situation and answering any question that I threw their way. I was able to organise my agreement with them within the first week and not have to worry for the rest of the month! I have been with LiG for almost a year now and have transferred into a new property with them with little to no worries. There have been some hiccups here and there, but the maintenance team have been doing a great job in fixing issues swiftly. It’s been quite a fun experience being able to live in some unique locations and meeting a lot of friendly people in the guardianship as well!
LiG have always been accommodating to my needs and excellent at taking care of me when I need to move property. The team within the business have got to know me as an individual and I am treated like a human being which is more than I can say for private letting.
In addition, there is a real community spirit with the people you live with. I have been fortunate enough to live within the same property now for over 12 months and have certainly made friends for life!
Been a guardian for 6 years in central London - very professional, good paperwork, good communication, very selective on other guardians so you feel safe, good maintenance team, keep you in the know and they can try to transfer you to another property if you have to move.
As guardianships go this company is one of the best, all the staff seem to care about any concerns and are willing to help. I've stayed with them for two properties now and would stick with them. I've seen cheaper companies but the service is shocking and get treated like people with no rights.
Having lived in different guardian schemes over the past few years I have been so impressed by Live-in Guardians. Whenever I have needed to move property, they have always found me somewhere nice and I have found all members of staff to be really friendly!
I've been a guardian with Live-in Guardians for over three years now. This has enabled me and my partner to live in unique and otherwise unattainable locations in Central London. We've cut a great deal of time from our daily commutes, and it's also afforded me the financial freedom to complete a part-time Master’s degree. The process for reporting maintenance issues is quick and easy, and the staff have always been efficient at responding to any requests or questions. I'm very grateful to the team at Live-in Guardians and very glad to have been part of their guardianship scheme. Thank you!