Category: What is a property guardian?

19 April 2017 |

What is different about being a property guardian?

Property guardianship is different from renting in the private sector as the main role of a guardian is to protect the property they are in from squatters and anti social behaviour and to keep an eye out for maintenance issues. This can be done by living in them as your home, so this doesn’t mean… Read More

4 December 2015 |

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11 November 2015 |

What happens when I have to move out?

If the property owner needs the property back, then we will give you 28 days’ notice to leave. We will always try and rehouse guardians who are doing great voluntary work. However, this isn’t always possible so we cannot make any guarantees.

11 November 2015 |

Can I go on holiday?

Yes. We don’t expect you to be in the properties 24/7, so going away for a few days is fine but we ask you to let us know about it. As your role is to look after the properties, we discourage guardians from going away for long periods of time.

11 November 2015 |

Why are the properties empty?

Properties are empty for a variety of reasons. For example the landlord may be changing the use of the property, redeveloping it, or even knocking it down. This process can be lengthy so in the meantime properties often stand empty and unused.