Secure your vacant property, save money and provide affordable housing for trustworthy individuals

Proper­ty Guardianship Scheme Live In Guardians

Vacant prop­er­ties can quick­ly attract the wrong atten­tion, becom­ing a tar­get for van­dals, thieves and squat­ters. High scrap met­al prices make met­al theft an appeal­ing option for thieves, a build­ing stripped of cop­per pip­ing and inter­nal wiring will often result in thou­sands of pounds of damage. 

Hir­ing secu­ri­ty guards, installing cam­eras or get­ting rein­forced steel bolt­ed on to win­dows not only dra­mat­i­cal­ly increase main­te­nance costs, but often high­light the fact that a prop­er­ty is empty. 

This is where prop­er­ty guardian­ship schemes can be an effec­tive and cost-effec­tive solu­tion to secure the vacant property.

What is a prop­er­ty guardian­ship scheme?

Prop­er­ty guardian­ship scheme offers secu­ri­ty and pro­tec­tion for vacant prop­er­ties whilst offer­ing accom­mo­da­tion for work­ing pro­fes­sion­al peo­ple across the UK. Prop­er­ty guardians take good care of build­ings that would oth­er­wise stand emp­ty and ensure that dur­ing this time the prop­er­ty is secured and well maintained.

Prop­er­ty guardians hold a licence to live on-site at unoc­cu­pied premis­es until a prop­er­ty is ready to be back in use which might vary from 6 weeks to 24 months. How­ev­er, unlike a ten­an­cy agree­ment, you’ll have absolute access to your prop­er­ty at all times with­out notice, while 24 hours’ notice is required for 3rd par­ty access. 

Why use prop­er­ty guardians to pro­tect you vacant property?

  • Active on-site guardian pres­ence works as a cost effec­tive way to secure a vacant prop­er­ty from unau­tho­rised entry, van­dal­ism and squat­ters 247.
  • Cheap­er and safer alter­na­tive to board­ing up win­dows or invest­ing in expen­sive man guard­ing options.
  • Plac­ing guardians into a com­mer­cial prop­er­ty can help mit­i­gate emp­ty prop­er­ty busi­ness rates, as well as make sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings on insur­ance premiums.
  • Live-in guardians help dra­mat­i­cal­ly reduce risk of dam­ages caused by unex­pect­ed inci­dents such as burst water pipes, flood­ing because such issues can be quick­ly iden­ti­fied and reported.
Protect a vacant property with live-in guardians

Prop­er­ty guardian­ship with VPS Guardians

VPS Guardian Ser­vices pro­vides a cost effec­tive way to keep your vacant prop­er­ty safe, secure and main­tained to a high stan­dard through­out occu­pan­cy. Not only is hav­ing a prop­er­ty occu­pied a strong and vis­i­ble deter­rent, hav­ing it oper­a­tional also sig­nif­i­cant­ly helps to reduce any main­te­nance con­cerns. Cus­tomers rely on VPS to reduce the true cost of man­ag­ing these prop­er­ties and min­imise its effect on the sur­round­ing community. 

What to expect?


  • VPS com­plete a thor­ough inspec­tion of the vacant property
  • With over 20 years’ expe­ri­ence and exper­tise, VPS are able to assess what the best solu­tion is for the property


  • VPS car­ry out all work to ensure it com­plies with the nec­es­sary legislation
  • They install all wel­fare facil­i­ties to pre­pare guardian prop­er­ties for occupation


  • Prop­er­ties with live-in guardians pro­vide an effec­tive deter­rent to unau­tho­rised entry and damage
  • VPS ensure that prop­er­ty guardians are of the high­est qual­i­ty through an exten­sive vet­ting process
  • There are no man­age­ment fees or hid­den charges


  • VPS sup­port clients with a 24-hour emer­gency service
  • We offer a ded­i­cat­ed account man­age­ment team who are there to sup­port you at every stage


  • VPS only require 4 weeks to rehouse the Guardians
  • There is a ful­ly approved reg­is­ter of con­trac­tors avail­able to cov­er your every require­ment for the time between Guardian occu­pa­tion and redevelopment


  • Guardian prop­er­ties are main­tained to a high­er stan­dard with Guardian occu­pa­tion than if left void

To find out more about pro­tect­ing a vacant prop­er­ty with VPS Guardians, please vis­it www​.vps​-guardians​.co​.uk or con­tact us on 0330 005 5300.