Frequently Asked Questions

01/

Why is vacant property management important?

Un-managed vacant properties can cause many problems for property owners. Damage can be caused by:

Squatters

Thieves

Vandals

Arson

Weather

Fly-tipping

Graffiti

Broken windows

Burst pipes

Pest infestation

02/

What are the benefits of using Guardian Secure Ltd?

- No fees to you the Landlord

- No need for boarding up or paying for security contracts

- The building is maintained

- The site remains appealing to buyers

- We invest in the property to keep it safe on your behalf

03/

Who are the Guardians?

Responsible residents

Vetted key workers

Carefully selected professionals

Flexible

04/

What type of property works for guardians?

At a minimum the property must be wind and water tight, have electricity, hot water and basic toilet facilities - leave the rest to us

05/

What do Guardian Secure Ltd provide?

- Property protection by occupation

- Key holding and access control

- Early leak and damage control

- Providing access to agents

- Meter readings

- Monthly reports on your building

- Dealing with minor maintenance

- Hand back of property clean and secure when required

06/

How much could I save by using Guardian Secure Ltd?

Up to 60% compared with boarding up and

up to 90% compared to committing to a manned security contract

07/

What kind of clients does Guardian Secure Ltd work with?

- Public Authorities

- Estate Agents

- Construction companies

- Private property owners

- Investors

- Project developers

- Church authorities

- Pub/hotel owners

08/

Do I need to apply for a change of use?

No, your property still retains its original use class

09/

What about the legal side?

Agreements are simply structured between the property owner and Guardian Secure Ltd, a Licence to Occupy between Guardian Secure Ltd and the guardians. No tenancy rights are granted or needed for our guardians