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Property Guardian Scheme in London and the UK

Unaffordable housing is more and more on the rise, with property guardianship increasing in popularity. Property guardianship is a mutually beneficial scheme that not only provides a socially responsible individual with cheaper accommodation but also provides the property owner with a safer means to their vacant property. Live-in property guardians will mitigate the issue of potential squatters and vandalism that can arise from owning an empty building in London and the UK.

Interested in becoming a property guardian?

If you are interested in being a live-in property guardian in the London area and the UK, find out more information below about the benefits, requirements, current vacancies and our current property guardians or follow the link below to complete our application form.

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Benefits of Guardianship

The benefits of property guardianship are plentiful! From affordable living to building a community of like-minded people, take a look at some of the benefits a property guardian scheme offers.

Benefits of Property Guardianship


We’re looking for property guardians who take pride in where they live. We extensively vet all our guardians to ensure that only the most socially responsible and reliable individuals occupy one of our spaces. Discover the list of requirements for becoming a property guardian with Lowe and find out if you qualify. Start your journey today and benefit from the rewards of a live-in guardian.


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Current Vacancies

Explore our list of current vacancies for property guardianship in London, Winchester, Brighton and more locations around the UK.


Our Property Guardians

We are proud to support young professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs in London and its vicinity, guiding them to become socially responsible individuals. Our property guardianship scheme offers affordable accommodation and the opportunity to thrive and contribute to the local community. Thinking about joining our group of Lowe property guardians?

Meet some of our current licensees

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The LOWE Property Guardian Scheme

At LOWE we are passionate about providing quality and affordable housing for London’s young professionals, creatives and key workers.

Over the years we have housed a wonderful group of ambitious, socially responsible and community-minded guardians and we are very proud that through living with us, we have been able to help them unlock their aspirations and go on to do great things!


What is a property guardian?

A property guardian is someone who provides live-in security for vacant buildings in exchange for affordable accommodation, primarily in central locations. A property guardian might be someone saving for a house deposit, a start-up founder investing in their business, or someone excited to be a part of a community of like-minded people in the heart of the city. Find out more here.

Who can become a property guardian?

To live in a LOWE property you must be over the age of 21 and in full-time employment. Our LOWEkey scheme ensures key workers get priority to live in our buildings so we can support those workers who are the lifeblood of our communities. Find out more here.

What are typical guardianship housing responsibilities?

A guardian has two primary duties: to keep the building safe and to ensure the property doesn’t slip into dereliction. To avoid squatters, it is vital that at least one guardian is present within a building at any given time. We do the heavy lifting on all maintenance and building upkeep, but our guardians keep us in the loop by reporting any issues with the property and testing fire alarms and emergency lighting. Find out more here.


"Best that I have dealt with"

This guardianship company is the best one that I have ever dealt with so far, from organisation to customer service. I'll definitely recommend LOWE to my friends!


December 2022 - September 2023

"You guys are all great"

It was great being looked after by LOWE, instead of worrying about landlords or agencies! You guys are all great, thank you for looking after me :)


September 2021 - July 2022

"Secure and friendly environment"

LOWE is a very professional agency. They make sure that their tenants are living in a secure and friendly environment. Very happy to have been a part of LOWE guardians.


March 2019 - February 2021

"Super responsive and helpful"

I loved living with LOWE - a decent place for a very reasonable price and excellent location. LOWE were always super responsive and helpful whenever there were issues and made the whole experience as a guardian an excellent one! Thank you!


January 2018 - July 2020

"Beautiful buildings in great locations"

The best thing about living as a guardian with LOWE is the community, beautiful buildings in great locations and looking after the property. I would like to say thank you very much to LOWE for the opportunity to live in such an amazing place.


June 2019 - April 2023

"Housemates were amazing"

I really enjoyed my time with LOWE. We had an excellent Head Guardian and all of my other housemates were amazing. Great building, excellent location and the people in it.


November 2021 - June 2022