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How to protect an empty property from potential risk

Rogier Donkersloot, managing director of DEX Property Management, explains why property guardianship can be an effective security solution that makes sense for owners and managers of empty and disused care home buildings

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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