A white paper published today sets out the legal & safety obligations for guardians and property owners. It has been issued by the UK’s seven leading property guardian companies to drive up standards, and to help inform and safeguard the interests of both property owners and guardians.
‘The Law on Property Guardians’ details
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London developers are considering property guardians as a cheaper and safer alternative to protect their empty buildings before they start their renovations
Property developers who may have bought properties to develop for buy-to-let, but are unable to start on the renovations straight away for whatever reason, often find themselves having to rely on a variety
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New survey reveals that the sliding pound and strength of the dollar helped attract overseas investors in British commercial property.
According to a recent industry survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), overseas demand is likely to bring further recovery in the UK commercial property market, despite the Commons this week overwhelmingly backing
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These past few months, the media has been agog with news of the hotly contested U.S elections between Donald Trump and former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton.
While many experts tipped Clinton to win the election because of her vast experience in political and diplomatic matters, few people saw Trump as the victorious candidate. Trump
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PROPERTY GUARDIANS: THE PLIGHT OF CHEAP RENT
In the basement of a disused print factory, Rex rereads his contract: “This agreement does not give a right to exclusive possession to the Guardian of the property of any part of the property.” He isn’t sure what it means or if the eviction notice can come at
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A few weeks on from Brexit, the housing market across the UK is now coming to terms with what the crucial vote means for the industry.
As many predicted, following the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU, a recent survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed a ‘significant’ decrease in
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According to research conducted by BDRC Continental – a market research company – private landlords’ confidence is at its lowest since late 2006.
The research showed that 81% of big-scale landlords with 20-plus properties are of the view that the 2015 Budget will decrease their profitability. Among landlords generally, 59% believe their profit will be
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This 26-year-old tech worker explains how he pays cheap rent to live in a £4.5 million mansion in London
Renting a flat in London is incredibly expensive. But that hasn’t stopped 26-year-old Sam Golden, who moved to London from Preston, from living in luxury.
The tech strategist at Augur and member of the art collective
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Packing offices, sorting offices and five storey mansions – just some of the places agency Guardians of London have offered to their tenants.
BBC World Service Update’s Jerry Sullivan and Dan Damon explore this radical accommodation alternative to the rocketing house prices and rents which continue to force people out of England’s capital.
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20 to 45 year olds want the Government to do more with empty homes
In a ‘Generation Rent’ report published recently, 40,000 20-45 year olds were surveyed, along with 4,000 parents with children aged between 20-45 years old.
The survey found that while the majority of them backed the Conservative housing
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