Property Guardians are the new heroes

Next time you pass what looks like a vacant building, pause and have a closer look; it may not be as empty as it first appears - it may be protected and cherished by Property Guardians.

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Next time you pass what looks like a vacant building, pause and have a closer look; it may not be as empty as it first appears - it may be protected and cherished by Property Guardians.


That's because owners of vacant developments, offices, warehouses, convents, pubs and other buildings are increasingly turning to the Live-in Guardian solution to protect their property.


Camelot Property Management, the only Live-in Guardian company in Ireland and largest Live-in Guardian company in Europe, secure buildings by filling the empty space with people looking for affordable housing. Monthly costs start from E100 inclusive of all bills.


Since opening the first office in Ireland in 2010 Camelot has seen steady growth as the concept became recognized, with a 50pc increase in Guardians signing up in the past 2 years.


Damian Woods, Regional Manager, explains: "There is a clear parallel between the interests of the Guardians and of the building owners. The Guardians make their homes here and put their belongings into the premises, so they will take immediate action when there is something wrong".


"Not only do we see a reduction in dilapidation, vandalism and crime in the direct surrounding area but we are also utilising a property that would otherwise be vacant," he said. With over 27,405 commercial buildings unoccupied, more than 250,000 residential properties empty, and 50 cases of metal theft every week in Ireland, Tackling Vacant Property has never been more critical for organisations, for communities and for economic growth.