Benefits of Property Guardianship

What are the Benefits of Property Guardianship?

The benefits of property guardianship are plentiful! Not only do property owners benefit from having their otherwise vacant buildings protected from squatters, anti-social behaviour and vandalism, but licensees benefit from affordable housing in desirable locations, whilst contributing to the wider community. LOWE’s key focus is on providing quality, low-cost, secure living spaces to key workers, entrepreneurs, creatives and working professionals in unique locations and spaces.

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One of the main benefits of property guardianship is the affordability. The overall costs are always substantially less than traditional renting with individuals saving on average between 50%-60% on housing, compared to traditional renting. Licensees not only save on monthly accommodation, but many shared buildings are often inclusive of bills, utilities and council tax. In the more central locations or locations which are close to places of work, licensees will often save money on commuting costs too. We often find individuals can save enough money to put towards a mortgage, new car, a studio or creative space, setting up a business or travelling, and this is a key driving force to becoming a guardian.

Live in Great Locations

Property Guardianship schemes provide an alternative way to live which is both unique and affordable. Many of our properties are located in normally expensive, desirable locations, such as city centres, meaning that many guardians are able to live in amazing locations for much less money.

A Range of Interesting Properties

The nature of property guardianship schemes means that the buildings we protect are incredibly varied. Our portfolio includes pubs, schools, care homes, police stations, office buildings, theatres and more. Traditionally, property guardianship means living within a shared property, but LOWE also offers a range of properties from self-contained 1- and 2-bedroom flats, large studios and communal living. Most of our properties are located in London but we also have properties in Brighton and Winchester.

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Large Living Spaces

Most of our properties have large communal spaces, and our creative licensees often transform these spaces into art or photography studios, freelance space or home gyms – we even have a skate park in one of our properties!

Build a Community

We have an extensive vetting process, which results in a socially responsible, reliable and professional community of like-minded people who take excellent care of the buildings they protect. When surveyed, approximately 60% of guardians said they chose LOWE for its positive reputation as a socially minded business.


The licence agreement is the legally binding contract entered into with licensees. The contract outlines the licensees’ duty of care to the property, including the flexible living arrangements, requiring just 28 days’ notice to leave.

Due to the nature of our business, if licensees wish to continue to live with LOWE when their property is handed back, we will always do our best to relocate as many of our licensees as possible in available living spaces across our portfolio.

Interested in a Property Guardianship? Get in Touch with our Team Today!

If you are looking for low-cost accommodation in great locations and would like more information on how you can live with us, you can apply below!