Why property guardians are good for community

Property Guardians are a new model of protecting and reusing empty buildings that has been introduced in UK since 2000s. This solution allows owners of vacant properties to reduce their rates providing at cheap price to people that can’t afford private rents or that want to save some money. In return Property Guardians will occupy […]

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Void management of empty properties

In the last years big companies, multinationals and the government itself are facing the issue of void management, having a lot of houses and buildings left empty for a certain amount of time that weigh on their financial statements. Since this June local councils have the power to double council taxes on dwellings left empty […]

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Temporary accommodation in London

Finding temporary accommodation in London at reasonable prices has become very challenging for many people. Due to a large demand for dwellings in the English capital, in the last few years housing market has increased its prices dramatically, forcing many people to leave the city, settling in the surroundings. New Pwc (PricewaterhouseCoopers) research shows that […]

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How to recover business rates on empty properties

Since 1990, when they were introduced, business rates have represented substantial part of costs that weigh on every business activity, and they’ve been very used by the Government, being a “non-distortionary” tax. A big issue is represented by empty business property, left vacant for some period, on which companies don’t have to pay rates only […]

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Wireless Smart Alarms

In the last few years Wireless Smart Alarms have improved a lot and more and more people have adopted these security systems for their houses or their industrial estate, instead of traditional wired installations. Ad Hoc Property can help protect your property with Wireless Smart Security Alarms to protect from any theft, vandalism and squatters, […]

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Solutions to prevent squatting and vandalism

Since 2010, squatting and vandalism have been two major public order issues across the country, more concentrated in big cities but also outside. Their rate’s rise has been caused by economic difficulties, growing unemployment and simultaneous housing price increase. England has at least 610,123 empty residential dwellings, of which the 33% are long-term empty In […]

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The solution for inner city ‘Key Worker’ accommodation

Latest statistics are claiming a huge lack of skilled key workers in the major cities of the country, first London, caused by unaffordable prices for accommodation. Since 2010 the housing market has seen continuous rent increases, with peaks of upto 10%. London is the clearest example, with a average home cost of £526,000 that is 16 […]

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How to stop fly-tipping

In the last year fly-tipping has increased by 7% for the fourth year in a row. This rise is caused in part by the new digital reporting systems, that facilitate people communicating to authorities illegal dumping activities. Unfortunately local councils around UK have recorded a significant growth also in terms of refuse tons. The regions […]

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Affordable accommodation for post graduates

In the first years of their working life, it can be very difficult for post graduates to find affordable accommodation. The risk is spending all the money they’re starting to earn for their rent, without saving any to move away and settle down on their own. This could become an endless circle.   A lot […]

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A better solution to sofa or couch surfing

In the last few years is become very common for young people and post graduate students to be a sofa surfer. Usually they can’t afford to pay a full rent for an apartment in big cities, where they probably have their job or where they’re looking to work. A lot of them have spent a […]

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