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.
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.
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.