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Why choose Ad Hoc?

Why choose Ad Hoc?

We offer a one-stop solution for all your property protection needs. Our highly cost-effective approach gives you complete peace of mind, whether you choose live-in guardians, smart alarm systems, mobile CCTV towers or other high-tech security products.

Benefits

Careful recruitment and selection of guardians

Careful recruitment and selection of guardians

All our guardians are carefully vetted and have submitted proof of employment and references. They are key workers, working professionals and mature students. Most are aged 25 – 35. We have a very high re-housing rate, ensuring that our guardians have proven themselves to be reliable and responsible. They are not tenants but responsible people living in your vacant property as a security solution. The short notice period ensures that your property will be handed back to you in 31 days.

In-house maintenance

In-house maintenance

Ad Hoc has its own in-house department. 

This means that you can be assured that action is taken quickly and adequately should a technical problem arise in any of the properties managed by us. We work according to our clients’ code of conduct and the Ad Hoc protocol, which sets out the rules for safe working (RI&E protocol), work clothing, materials to be used, working at heights and working with hazardous substances or asbestos.

  • Regular inspection of your property and grounds by Ad Hoc staff
  • Regular reports on the state of your property
  • Meter readings
  • Minor repairs

Maintenance issues are reported by guardians to Ad Hoc, who in return will then report essential maintenance issues to the property owner.

Ad Hoc's legal structure

Ad Hoc's legal structure

The legal structure is straightforward: the owner of the building signs an Authorisation Agreement that authorises Ad Hoc to grant a Licence to Occupy a unit to the Property Guardian.

This differs from a typical short-hold tenancy lease because the guardian and Ad Hoc can terminate the licence agreement with a 28 days’ notice period. Ad Hoc is required to work within the legislation set out in the Protection from Eviction Act 1977, no tenancy rights are granted to either Ad Hoc or the Guardian.

Our contracts:

  • No tenancy rights conferred
  • Contract can be terminated on 31 days’ notice
  • Independently validated
  • Transparent and concise agreements

Ad Hoc’s Property Guardian service is designed to save you money while maximising the security of your vacant residential or commercial property. Our property guardians help to keep the area 'socially alive'. You could save:

  • 100% of your business rates
  • 80% of the cost of static security guard services
  • Up to 50% of the cost of boarding up the property
Insurance

Insurance

Ad Hoc partners with a major UK insurance company for tailor-made liability insurance for its guardians.

Handback

Handback

We require just 31 days’ notice to hand back your property to you. On receipt of your notice, we issue notices to the guardians living in your property and consult with them if possible to relocate to another Ad Hoc property. On the agreed date and time one of Ad Hoc’s staff will meet you on-site to hand back the property.

Property Guardian Providers Association

Property Guardian Providers Association

As one of the founding members of the Property Guardian Providers Association we are dedicated to improving standards within the industry. The Association has established a formal constitution which sets a benchmark for the legal obligations of management companies and property owners, as well as a service quality covenant to guardians. To become a member, companies must not only meet the criteria as defined in the constitution; they are also subject to an annual audit of their services and procedures.

Security Solutions

Security Solutions

Ad Hoc Security is your partner for mobile temporary security. We protect your building site, vacant property or event location quickly, effectively and professionally.

Reference

Protection by Ad Hoc Guardians

The team at Ad Hoc are professional and responsive from the outset with how they conduct their services. They conduct meetings and update us with emails regularly. They provide an amazing service. They give you exactly what you want and so much more. Even Guardians, if people are looking for somewhere temporary to live, it is Ad Hoc’s service which I would recommend. I wish more landlords would recognise their services. I just want to say to landlords, do you realise you have a really good team at your disposal that could actually do you a great service? If I went on to another job, I would definitely use Ad Hoc again.

Housing association, London

Our products & solutions

Curious about our products and solutions for your vacant property?

Through our live-in guardians, mobile security systems and security guards and patrols we offer an unrivalled package of security options for every type of vacant property or land owner. Find out how we can help secure your vacant property.
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