Please have a look through our current vacancies. If you have any questions or would like to apply, please send your CV followed with a short covering letter to email@example.com
Various large rooms available in a spacious property in Rowley Regis. Boasting brilliant facilities and lots of space, this property is handy for those commuting into Birmingham city centre.
A spacious property just a few miles from Birmingham city centre, this mid-terrace house is double glazed throughout and boasts lots of parking.
A former vicarage with spacious rooms ranging in size, and great transport links to Liverpool City Centre. This is an impressive building in a prime location for young professionals.
Spacious flats available in Grahame Park Estate, Colindale. Just a short walk from Colindale underground tube station, these properties would be perfect for commuters, or someone starting a new job in the capital.
A former hostel with double rooms available in self-contained flats, featuring kitchen space and large shower rooms. Situated in a pleasant residential area of West Middlesbrough and just ten minutes away from the town centre, this property is in a prime location.
We have a room available in a former vicarage in Middlesbrough. This is a stunning large end-terrace house close to the town centre and just half a mile away from Teeside University.
A former care home with spacious en-suite rooms just a few miles from the city centre of Ipswich. This is a pretty period property featuring stunning views of the Suffolk countryside.
Large double rooms available in this picturesque former NHS clinic in Torquay. This property is just a stone’s throw away from the sea and a five-minute walk from the centre of Torquay.
1-bedroom flat available in a former sheltered housing complex in Weston-super-Mare. In the complex are laundry facilities and stunning communal gardens. Just a ten-minute walk to the beach and the high street, this is the perfect location for professionals who enjoy their downtime.
Multiple large, bright rooms, available in this former care home in a beautiful area of Halifax. There are bus links to the town centre close by, and great shopping and nightlife in the area.
Large rooms available in this former care home in Harrogate. This large building is in a great location, close to a range of shops and local amenities. This property would be ideal for medical professionals in the area, or those that need somewhere close to the town centre.
For what seems like an eternity, people across the UK have been feeling the pinch in the property market with consistent purchasing and rental price rises alongside a continual shortage of housing, with no end in sight. In fact, according to the Government, the UK needs one million new homes by 2020 – equivalent to 200,000 new builds a year – just to keep up.
As an aside to this, we know there are approximately 600,000 empty properties across the UK, Scotland and Wales, the majority if not all of which could be put to better use. However, in order to bring them back to life, we need to go through a process of making sure they are fit for purpose. To assist with this, a year ago we introduced our ‘Respect for Guardians’ Charter as a marker in the sand, a statement of intent to improve best practice across the empty property industry.
A year on, and although we have plenty of work still to do, we are making improvements not only in terms of the quality of living standards, but also in our communication with you, our Guardians. We have introduced a number of processes that have at their heart the improvement of best practice and industry standards. We are also liaising with Rex Duis, Property Guardians UK, on a number of matters, not least a presentation for the Empty Homes Conference 2017 in Birmingham in May.
Lastly for this issue, we will be sending out a short questionnaire in the next few weeks that we would like your help with. The questions will be based around matters of importance to you and improvements that we need to be making, so please assist us in helping you.
As Easter approaches, now is a great time to join our scheme. To get the ball rolling, we need your help to identify vacant properties in your area and family, friends or colleagues that could become the Guardians of the future. After all, you are already living the Guardian life, and therefore are perfectly placed to identify potential opportunities.
The process is simple – just call our dedicated hotline on 020 7042 5172, provide us with the details and we will log the opportunity. Assuming we successfully secure management of the property, then you will receive £250 of high street vouchers.
If you refer a new Guardian to us, who stays for a minimum of three months and is debt free, you will receive double our normal rate of £100, available until 13th April. So, what are you waiting for – get referring!
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Do you have old furniture that needs an update? Perhaps you’re on a budget and don’t want to buy new furniture? With these handy tips, you can revamp your old pieces of furniture without breaking the bank! From sideboards to stools, there’s nothing that can’t be helped with a quick makeover.
Here are some ideas to get your DIY skills into action!
- A vintage bureau transformed with paint
- An updated dining room chair
- An old table revived with French distressed paint
- A dated corner cupboard updated with pastel colours
- Using fabric to brighten up an old screen
- Bringing an old settle back to life
- Using wallpaper to line cupboards
- Revamping an outdoor bench
- A side table with a vintage update
- A reupholstered footstool
- Bringing rusty outdoor furniture back to life
If these aren’t doing the trick, then why not try your own ideas? There are plenty of ways of revamping your old furniture; all you need is a little creativity!
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