Many people don’t give a second thought to what happens to a building that has been left empty following a closure or prior to a sale. However, for building owners or managers, empty properties present a challenge. Do you leave the building empty with a caretaker checking in occasionally? Do you pay a premium for security in case of a break in? Both of these options are viable, but neither offers the additional benefits that can be achieved by employing the services of a property guardian.
For the uninitiated, property guardians pay a licensing fee to live in a property for a short period of time. In return, they keep a watchful eye on the property, reporting any issues and keeping squatters and asset thieves away. Property guardianship is a low cost security solution; in many cases a building can be updated and adapted for guardians to move in to without incurring additional costs.
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