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Live-in Guardians is the market leader in vacant property protection providing both substantial savings and peace of mind to property owners, whilst offering affordable accommodation to key workers and young professionals in prime locations.

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The real cost of squatters

We recently took over a building which had previously been squatted. The owner incurred the following costs...

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What people are saying about us...

Matt, Guardian LIG

Many thanks for everything you guys did for us. We had a great time living there.

Gary, Guardian LIG

Thanks for everything, it was such a great experience living at Willow St. You and Arthur were great landlords and it's gona take a bit of getting used to not being with the Live-in Guardians. Good luck with everything, I hope all goes well with the new properties.

Frank Montanaro, Managing Director Noble House Properties

In recent years we have employed Live-in Guardians Limited's services to safeguard buildings which have been pending refurbishment or disposal or awaiting planning permission. This has not only helped us reduce our costs, including a significant reduction in our empty property rates, but given us our peace of mind that our buildings are protected and safe.We would recommend Live-in Guardians Limited's services to anyone that might be interested.

James Schindler, Director Londonewcastle

We at Londonewcastle have found Live-in Guardians to be responsive, reliable and proactive in resolving any issues that have arisen during the course of their appointment.The nil management fee that Live-in Guardians offers ensures that we, the client, receive a very cost effective solution, especially when compared to other alternatives on the market.Live-in Guardians have ensured that our building is both protected and safe from squatters and vandals and most importantly, they have saved us over £100,000 in relation to our empty rates liability.

Oliver Wolfryd, Director Project MET

We employed Live-in Guardians Limited services to safeguard our building in WC2 which was vacant awaiting planning permission. This has not only helped us reduce our costs, including a significant reduction in our empty business rates (over £100,000), but given us peace of mind that our building is protected and safe. From the initial appointment of Live-in Guardians, they offered an innovative and cost effective approach to vacant property protection. We found all Live-in Guardian staff and guardians helpful, responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Without hesitation, we would strongly recommend the service Live-in Guardians has to offer based on our own positive experience.

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Guardianship: An affordable short-term accommodation solution

Finding affordable rental accommodation in London or Manchester can be challenging, especially if you're looking for something flexible or with a short lease.

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Join our Property Guardian Scheme!

Live-in Guardians is proud to run one of the best Property Guardian schemes in the UK, with opportunities across London and Manchester.

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What is a Property Guardian?

Property Guardianship is a modern solution to protecting empty buildings, which is consistently growing in popularity. By becoming a property Guardian, people can live in exciting buildings in the heart of London or Manchester, whist sharing accommodation with other like-minded young professionals.

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Becoming a property guardian in London

London is one of the most desirable – and most expensive – places to live in the UK. The capital is home to a range of creative industries, big businesses and countless finance and technology companies, making it a top place to live and work.

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How we get our properties Guardian-ready

Whenever we take on a new commercial property that needs protecting, there are several steps we need to go through before the property is fit for Guardians to inhabit.

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