Property owner FAQ
How do the costs compare to other vacant property security options?
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What are the benefits of using live-in guardians instead of conventional property security?
Live-in guardians temporarily occupy your property, meaning that your insurance premiums will be considerably lower than if your building is left vacant. Newbould Guardians protect your property against squatting and other illegal activities, however unlike conventional security our guardians also maintain your utilities infrastructure by keeping them in use and can alert you immediately of any problems with the building. Having your property occupied prevents it from becoming dilapidated and depreciating in value and maintains a sense of neighbourhood community.
After making contact with Newbould Guardians, how quickly can my property be secured?
As soon as a contract is signed, we can move a guardian into your property the same day.
How quickly can my vacant property be returned to me when I need it?
We ask for notification of 1 month to be given so that we can inform our guardians. In exceptional circumstances we can work to much shorter deadlines.
How will having live-in guardians affect my property insurance?
Compared to leaving a property unoccupied, your property insurance will be significantly lower. It will save you money.
Do I need to file a change of use for my property?
"If the Guardians reside at the property merely to ensure the security of the building, then the primary use of the building remains the same. Therefore, planning permission is not required." Andrew Gough, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 14 July 2005
What type and size of properties can you protect?
We can secure most properties no matter how big or small or what their prior use might have been.
What is the shortest/longest period of time my property can be protected by Newbould Guardians?
The shortest period of time is 3 months. There is no longest.
I'm concerned about wear and tear on my property. How can you reassure me?
All of our guardians go through a rigorous selection procedure before being accepted. We retrieve references from both their employers and their previous landlords. Under no circumstances are parties or big group gatherings allowed. Newbould Guardians staff conduct monthly inspections of your property.