How Do You Become A Property Guardian? | Global Guardians

If you are over 18 years old, in full time employment and are able to provide 2 character references (one from your employer, or client if self employed and one from your existing Landlord), 3 months bank statements and proof of address and photo ID, you are eligible to apply to be a Guardian.

If you have the supporting documentation, please complete the guardian Application Form. We will then contact you to arrange a suitability screening to ensure our client’s needs and our corporate standards are met.

Licence fees vary depending on location, condition of property and size of rooms, (by way of example, a 600sq ft space in E1 could cost around £90.00 per week, whereas a small room in N1 could cost around £60.00 per week). On average our Licence fees are around 40-50% below the level payable for a traditional rental.

Your duties are to protect and preserve our clients’ property by residing at the property on a full time basis, reporting any threats and/or risks to the property from vandals, trespassers and squatters and reporting any issues (eg: leaks, broken windows) which may adversely affect the structural integrity and infrastructure of our clients property. We do not expect you to act as a security guard and nor does the role confer upon you any additional powers of arrest above that of any other citizen.

No. You will not be required to undertake any security functions other than occupying the property, nor will you be expected to endanger yourself in protecting the property. We will provide you with 24/7 emergency numbers and safety protocols in the event of a threat or risk to you or the property arising.

No. You are welcome to bring your own furniture into the property. Global Guardians can provide you with basic furniture, at a small cost, to enable you to begin protecting our clients property immediately.

We protect our clients’ properties for varying lengths of time, however, on average it is for a period of 6–8 months. We will always endeavour to offer our guardians alternative accommodation once a property is due to be handed back.

Yes. All properties have hot water in the kitchens and bathrooms (the properties are made habitable, so you can make it a home). In the event of an electricity or hot water failure by contacting us directly we will be able to assist to ensure that this inconvenience is dealt with appropriately.

No. Due to the temporary nature of their use by guardians, the properties do not have Wifi and telephones. Requests will be considered for guardians to install a landline/broadband at their own cost.

Yes, provided each of you enter into a License Agreement with Global Guardians. The price is based upon the one living space and does not depend upon there being two people sharing that living space. We do not charge extra for couples.

You will need to give 4 weeks written notice.

In most cases, within reason, the utility bills are included.

Usually yes, but each property is different. Written permission is required.

You will be provided with a set of rules and regulations, which cover many health and safety issues and consideration for fellow guardians, which you will be expected to adhere to.

Yes. You will have to pay a £95.00 administration fee, a key payment (price depends on the value of the property) and £65.00 for our fire safety pack (which consists of a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, fire blanket and a first aid kit) which is placed in each guardian room.

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