Calderdale scheme for empty buildings could be used in Kirklees

A scheme that helps empty properties stay in use that has been pioneered in Calderdale could be adopted by neighbouring Kirklees Council. The concept of live-in guardianship – different to traditional renting – sees guardians given a license, not a lease, to occupy a property and are legally entitled to occupy the premises on a […]

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Could live-in guardians safeguard empty buildings in Huddersfield?

Property owners including Kirklees Council are being encouraged to embrace live-in ‘guardians’ as a way of protecting and maintaining empty properties across the borough. The scheme, which is already up and running in Calderdale, could focus on large sites such as the former Oakes School in Lindley , latterly a nursing home, which has stood […]

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Revealed: How many council homes are empty in your area

More than 800 social housing properties across the Black Country are empty as hundreds of families struggle to find a new home, new figures show today. Dudley Council has 387 vacant out of 21,950 homes, while Wolverhampton Homes has 168 vacant out of 22,131. Sandwell Council has 169 empty out of 27,723 homes and Whg, […]

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Fancy becoming a property guardian and living in the empty Northgate House

Fancy becoming the property guardian of Northagte House in Halifax? Here is what you need to know about possibly living in the former council building. Saving to buy your own home isn’t easy when you’re part of that growing demographic known as Generation Rent. Read more at: https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/fancy-becoming-a-property-guardian-and-living-in-the-empty-northgate-house-1-9055951

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Why it can pay to become a property guardian

Becoming a property guardian could help you save for a home or supplement your pension. Sharon Dale reports. Saving to buy your own home isn’t easy when you’re part of that growing demographic known as Generation Rent. A large chunk of your income goes to your landlord and when you’ve settled your energy bills and […]

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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 […]

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