In cities like London, the benefits of being a property guardian are clear. In London, rising house prices have forced people into becoming renters, but it is also difficult to afford a private rented property in the capital and elsewhere in the UK, particularly if you are living alone. Many people who rent a room in a shared property are seeing extra tenants squeezed into communal living space such as living rooms in order to save money on the rent. Space is at a premium and many people are finding it hard to survive.
Which is where a property guardian scheme can make all the difference.
What is a Property Guardian?
Property guardianship, for example the scheme offered by ADHOCProperty.co.uk, takes a large vacant building such as a library or a school and keeps it secure by having property guardians live in the space for a low cost. There are several benefits to being a property guardian.
- Save Money
As rents are so high in London, Manchester, and even many rural locations, it is tough to afford a property as well as save money for a deposit, or money for a holiday. Being a property guardian means paying a small license fee every month rather than rent, and you can save money on living in your property and be able to save if you need to.
- Larger Living Space
You get much more space for your money being a property guardian than you do as a private tenant. Most of the properties are very spacious, and as they include offices and schools you could end up living in a massive space that you would never be able to afford privately.
- Unique Accommodation
If you want to live somewhere different than being a property guardian gives you many options. Typical buildings include historic office properties, libraries, hospitals, schools and even churches. When you don’t feel like living in the typical converted flat or boring new-build, the property guardian scheme allows you to branch out.
- Get Involved in the Community
The property guardian scheme also takes into account social and ethical values. The buildings are often occupied by a number of different people, all interested in living in a different way and you get to meet some interesting individuals. Many property guardian schemes also place an emphasis on giving back to the community and make it easy for you to volunteer and to find ways to get involved and feel an active part of the community, which can be difficult when you live in a big city.
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