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Avoid 'Trade Associations' selling tactics. Our advice to choosing the right vacant property protection.

Posted on April 19, 2021.

If you are a property owner who needs vacant property protection, here are some things you should be aware of.

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Accreditations and memberships are a crucial point of evidence to look for when deciding on the quality and standards of a potential provider. You want to work with organisations who can prove they are active members of genuine and revered associations in their respective industries. But without the proof and without doing your research, how reliable is the word of a prospective provider really? When choosing the right Property Guardianship service provider, you have a lot at stake so it’s important that you understand the credibility of the evidence you are reviewing.
 

So, the question is…. How can we decipher who provides a trustworthy Property Guardianship service and who doesn’t?
 

  1.  Is the Property Guardianship company a member of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA)?
    They should be, and they should hold a certificate to prove it. Otherwise, it is a huge indicator that their services are not up to the established industry standards. We’ve been a member since 2015, and we also hold a multitude of other accreditations to support our claim of high-quality and standards.

    Spot the evidence - Vacant Property Protection advice
     
  2. Do their accreditations have regulatory status or official government backing?
    If not, they are simply a trade organisation that just states to have authority over the industry, without any warranted validation. A big signal that you should look out for other marketing gimmicks they might be using.
     
  3. Do they refer to guardians as tenants in their publications?
    If so, this suggests that the Property Guardianship company is unable to make the critical distinction that makes our industry unique. Guardians and tenants are different, possessing different rights and responsibilities so using these terms interchangeably is not ethical or true to our service offering
     

Global Guardians hold worthy accreditations from regulatory bodies. We are a brand you can trust.