Global Guardians provides an innovative solution to the problems associated with vacant properties through what we call our ‘Property Guardian Solution’. Our mission is to protect and preserve the substantial investment our clients have made in their properties until they are brought back into use, sold or demolished.
In order to do this we carefully vet and select our property guardians from a pool of reliable and trustworthy working professionals and we place them into vacant properties for a temporary period of time. We ensure that our guardians are well-managed whilst living in the buildings of vacant property owners and conversely we ensure that our live-in guardians’ needs are met by providing them with well-managed properties.
Global Guardians Management Ltd protects high end properties for property owners at a fraction of the cost in comparison to concierge security officers.
If you own a large high end property in London, but only visit once or a few times a year, then it would be a good idea to save security costs by using our High End House Sitters.
Our long term property guardians become Head Guardians and then have the option of becoming a High End House Sitter with our company. More responsibilities and more training is taken on by the High End House Sitters, but in return they receive a very interesting and beautiful property to live in and care for.
For every empty building that Global Guardians protects a full management service is provided. This is fit-for-purpose to manage all aspects of the property no matter how small or how large.
The principle we apply is ‘zero grief’ management.
In a nutshell this means that we take the headache away from the owners of vacant properties so that our clients can focus on more pressing matters such as obtaining planning permission, selling their building, appointing demolition contractors, generating yield on other properties within their portfolio and so on.
Managing an empty building is beset with numerous problems specific to the individual property.
Global Guardians is highly experienced at managing any type of empty building and ensures that all health and safety, environmental and criminal damage issues are managed under strict risk controls.
Global Guardians has created a unique long-term void property protection service for derelict buildings. This is our special Improve Your Void service and is employed by owners of vacant properties in order to rejuvenate derelict buildings that have become run down whilst sitting empty for a long period of time.
By utilising a specialist group of approved contractors alongside our Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) we are able to take over the management of any vacant property in any condition (in accordance with agreed timescales).
Our Improve Your Void enables owners of vacant properties to significantly reduce the risk of their derelict buildings becoming the targets of squatters or trespassers, and prevents intruders from claiming against their organisation for any injury sustained whilst inside the property.
Global Guardians looks to add social and environmental value back to the areas in which we place property guardians. An empty building is often a blight to the landscape. We try to improve the local area by re-utilising empty buildings and re-forging community links that are broken by vacant properties.
Property guardians under our Life Enhancing Chances programme are a means of rejuvenating the local area and giving something positive back to the local community.
For every building that is empty our property guardians can occupy the property and carry out voluntary work in the local area. Under the supervision of our Life Enhancing Chances Manager our property guardians provide a valuable contribution in the local area.
Empty buildings, and the attendant risks related to illegal occupation, criminal damage, fire and theft usually attract high insurance premiums, and rarely offer more than FLEA cover.
Insurers generally exclude unoccupied properties from their policies with standard insurance only covering a building that is temporarily vacant during a changeover of tenants or a minor renovation.
Vacant properties left unoccupied for longer require specialist insurance to cover risks arising from leaving a building empty. Global Guardians property guardian service offers a viable means to minimise void building risk and has consistently resulted in significantly lower building insurance for our clients.