Becoming a property guardian helped me buy a London home

Fancy living in a large property in a sought-after postcode for half the average rental cost? How does £425 a month for a bedroom in Marylebone, London sound? Too good to be true, most would say, but for property guardians, it’s entirely realistic. Guardianship opportunities offer renters low-cost accommodation in exchange for occupying empty buildings. Read […]

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I live in disused buildings for cheaper rent

‘I live in disused buildings for cheaper rent’ By Becky Morton BBC News Between them Bella and Rex have lived in former retirement homes, empty schools and even an old pub. They are property guardians – people who live in disused buildings to keep squatters away in exchange for cheap rent. Supporters say ministers should […]

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Property Guardian Providers Association

Seven UK property guardian firms have come together to form a trade association. The Property Guardian Providers Association (PGPA) was welcomed in a debate on the sector in the House of Lords on Monday, and government Minister Lord Bourne announced the government would be seeking to meet the association soon. The PGPA is founded by […]

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Former Seahouses First School site

COUNCILLOR’S UPDATE: The area’s county councillor Guy Renner-Thompson updated members on various issues. Firstly, he discussed the former Seahouses First School site. He said that a party has shown interest in the ex-Busy Bees temporary building. He also said that the county council is in talks with Ad Hoc Property Management about implementing the property-guardians […]

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Property guardian firms launch first trade association

The first trade association for property guardian firms – designed to lead on safety and standards, promote and represent the industry and foster best practice – has been launched. Seven of the UK’s leading property guardian firms came together to form the Property Guardian Providers Association (PGPA). The trade association was welcomed in a debate […]

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Lords welcome launch of new Property Guardian trade group

Seven of the UK’s leading property guardian firms have come together to form the sector’s first trade association to lead on safety and standards, to represent and promote the industry, and to foster best practice. The Property Guardian Providers Association (PGPA) has been warmly welcomed by all parties in a debate on property guardians in […]

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House of Lords welcomes PGPA launch of industry association

Seven of the UK’s leading property guardian firms have come together to form the sector’s first trade association to lead on safety and standards, to represent and promote the industry, and to foster best practice. The Property Guardian Providers Association (PGPA) has been warmly welcomed by all parties in a debate on property guardians in […]

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