Would you live in a banqueting hall or an office block? Property guardians of all ages are living at reduced rates in unusual locations

By Ginetta Vedrickas For The Daily Mail

Property guardians are traditionally young people who are keen to live somewhere cheap.

Having originated in the Netherlands — where it was designed to stop squatters taking over large commercial buildings — guardianship came to the UK in 2002.

Today developers, local authorities and even homeowners use live-in guardians to protect their empty buildings. There are now 7,000 guardians across London.