Could you be a
property guardian?

A Live-in Guardian protects empty properties, whilst getting to live at a fraction of ordinary rental costs. If you’re a young professional interested in exploring an alternative way to live in London that’s both unique and affordable, becoming a Guardian could be the perfect choice for you. Click here to find out more about what it means to be a Guardian!

The top three benefits of being a guardian

  • A cost effective way of living in amazing locations.
  • A creative community to collaborate with.
  • Flexible contracts to suit your circumstances. We offer a 28 day rolling contract as opposed to a 6 month or 12 month tenancy agreement.
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Or get in touch to find out more 020 3195 3535
Interested in becoming a Guardian?

Learn how much you could save on rental costs

5 Bedroom House With drive and garden
Abbey Road, St Johns Wood, NW8
Private cost of room:
£900pcm + bills
Guardian license fee:
£500pcm All inclusive
A saving of 55%
Exclusively for
our guardians
Very Large Self contained unit
West Street, Covent Garden, WC2
Private cost of rent:
£2,600pcm + bills
Guardian license fee:
£1,200pcm All inclusive
A saving of 55%
Exclusively for
our guardians
2 Bedroom Apt 2 bathrooms, private gated
development with parking
Mill Hill East, Barnet, NW7
Private cost of rent:
£2,000pcm + bills
Guardian license fee:
£1,000pcm All inclusive
A saving of 50%
Exclusively for
our guardians

Ready to become a guardian?

Here's how in 3 easy steps
Step 1

Check you fit our criteria

You need to be over 21, in full-time employment, not bankrupt and have access to your own mobile phone and email address. We’re looking for people who are reliable and dependable.
Step 2

Sign up via our application form

Tell us a bit about yourself, why you would make a great Guardian and the areas of London you’re interested in living in. You will then need to provide us with photographic ID, 3 months of bank statements, proof of your last address and one reference, either character or employment.
Step 3

Wait for us to get in touch!

Once we accept your application you will receive an email newsletter of available properties and viewing times every week and we will help to pair you with your perfect property.

Contemporary London living doesn’t have to break the bank.

Become a Live-in Guardian and choose from a wide range of unique central London locations at a fraction of the average rent cost.

Still not convinced?

It’s time for our guardians to do the talking

We recently surveyed our current Guardians where 80% reported a good or very good experience with Live-in Guardians and 99% recommended guardianship to a friend.

We are proud members of the Property Guardian Providers Association with over 10 years of experience in providing guardianship services, and we currently have over 1000 registered Guardians.

If you’re unsure about whether guardianship is right for you here’s what some of our trusted guardians have to say.


I have been a guardian for over 6 months and so far my experience has been very positive. The staff are friendly and down to earth, quick to reply to any queries and very helpful. The maintenance staff fix reported issues within maximum a couple of days. In terms of rates, they are way below the private market landlord rent, at least where I am, and it's very central.

Guardianship will appeal more to those who enjoy living in non-standard, loft/warehouse like spaces that require a dose of creative invention and some DIY work to make more liveable. The reward is a great degree of freedom and adventure which I value more than living in a buy-to-let beige. Anyone with a bit of courage, give guardianship a go!


A month before my previous tenancy was over, I was working away in Edinburgh at the fringe. I thought it was going to be extremely hard to find somewhere in London as I wouldn’t be able to view the properties in person beforehand. However, I came into contact with Joe from Live-in Guardians through an advert for a guardianship in a care home.

Throughout the whole process, Joe was very helpful in accommodating my situation and answering any question that I threw their way. I was able to organise my agreement with them within the first week and not have to worry for the rest of the month! I have been with LiG for almost a year now and have transferred into a new property with them with little to no worries. There have been some hiccups here and there, but the maintenance team have been doing a great job in fixing issues swiftly. It’s been quite a fun experience being able to live in some unique locations and meeting a lot of friendly people in the guardianship as well!


LiG have always been accommodating to my needs and excellent at taking care of me when I need to move property. The team within the business have got to know me as an individual and I am treated like a human being which is more than I can say for private letting.

In addition, there is a real community spirit with the people you live with. I have been fortunate enough to live within the same property now for over 12 months and have certainly made friends for life!


Been a guardian for 6 years in central London - very professional, good paperwork, good communication, very selective on other guardians so you feel safe, good maintenance team, keep you in the know and they can try to transfer you to another property if you have to move.


As guardianships go this company is one of the best, all the staff seem to care about any concerns and are willing to help. I've stayed with them for two properties now and would stick with them. I've seen cheaper companies but the service is shocking and get treated like people with no rights.


Having lived in different guardian schemes over the past few years I have been so impressed by Live-in Guardians. Whenever I have needed to move property, they have always found me somewhere nice and I have found all members of staff to be really friendly!


I've been a guardian with Live-in Guardians for over three years now. This has enabled me and my partner to live in unique and otherwise unattainable locations in Central London. We've cut a great deal of time from our daily commutes, and it's also afforded me the financial freedom to complete a part-time Master’s degree. The process for reporting maintenance issues is quick and easy, and the staff have always been efficient at responding to any requests or questions. I'm very grateful to the team at Live-in Guardians and very glad to have been part of their guardianship scheme. Thank you!

Protect vacant properties and make the most of low-cost living
by becoming a Live-in Guardian today.

Alongside the duty of keeping vacant properties safely occupied, Guardians receive the benefit of low-cost living. The fee a guardian pays is often dramatically lower than average London rent, meaning you could save thousands and really make the most of London life. Live-in Guardians offer the opportunity to live with other creative like-minded individuals (26.4% of our surveyed Guardians work in creative industries!) in a range of unique buildings throughout London Zones 1 and 2 such as churches, schools and banks with East, North and South West London currently being the most popular locations among our Guardians.

Being a Guardian is safe as well as affordable; we fit out our properties with everything you could need for comfortable living, have a Guardian welfare team on hand, and a bespoke app for reporting maintenance issues.

But what is a property Guardian? Click to learn more.

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If you want to find out more or have specific questions or requirements please contact us and we'll be happy to help. Don't forget, you may be able to find the answers to your questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.