What Are Live-In Guardians?
Home Services Live-In Guardians What Are Live-In Guardians?
Live-in Guardians occupy properties as temporary domestic residents while these properties are in-between uses. If a property is about to be redeveloped and is going through planning permission, or if it is about to be sold or re-let, live-in guardians occupy the property to protect it in the interim.
Live-in guardians use the property as their residence: sleeping, washing, cooking and storing their possessions in the property until the landlord requires vacant possession, which we provide at any point with 20 working days’ notice. This provides the flexibility our clients need when they need to secure an unoccupied property while they are working to get it into its next long-term use. We provide vacant possession at any point with 20 working days’ notice
This solution can reduce security costs by £120k per annum and business rates liability by 90%
Our clients benefit from dramatic savings in security and business rates while mitigating the risks of the property being vacant and reducing their workload in managing the property. Our live-in guardians benefit from substantial reductions in the cost of their accommodation. This solution can reduce security costs by £120k per annum and business rates liability by 90%
Live-in guardians are the most effective protection against squatters available on the market. Live-in guardians also protect properties from metal theft, fly tipping, vandalism and dilapidation. To read more about how property guardians can help you mitigate your risks and minimise your costs click here.
Our live-in guardians create social value by filling a hole in an area that would otherwise be created by leaving property vacant. The live-in guardians’ financial position is improved, which can be extremely valuable for young professionals, people saving for a mortgage, entrepreneurs and freelance designers who are starting new enterprises, and artists who are at an early stage in their careers. Licence Agreements, not tenancies. Read more about how we create social value here.
Live-in guardians occupy property on licence agreements. They are not granted a tenancy. The benefit of this is that the guardians can be asked to vacate with only 20 working days’ notice. This flexibility is necessary for landlords who are trying to get their vacant property into its next use as the timescales for doing so are usually unpredictable, depending as they do on decisions by planning authorities or market conditions for sale or letting.
In return for agreeing to a compromise on security of tenure, live-in guardians get the cost of their accommodation subsidised at about 60% of the market rate. They also benefit from living in locations that they may not otherwise be able to afford and often in buildings which have remarkable character.
Since Oaksure was founded in 2012 we have protected a huge range of properties with live-in guardians including many listed buildings, office blocks, police stations, Victorian warehouses, fire stations, high end restaurants and pubs as well as residential blocks of flats.
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