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 any time because he is a guardian.
For 6 years Rex Duis, a handy man and script writer among other things, lived in council offices, disused schools, a science lab and a police station.
Now he lives in this massive six-storey building that was home to a market research agency and a print factory, in Borough near the London College of Communication.
“I became a guardian in October 2009. My friend heard about the scheme and we decided to go for it together. Up till then I’d been lodging with a friend of a friend for almost 3 years in a tiny bedroom and I wanted more freedom and space.”
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