The judgement specifies that this is assuming that the terms of the property guardians’ agreement and the context of the agreement (i.e., the arrangement with the property owner) is clear on the function of their occupation – protecting the property. Furthermore, property guardians are prevented in law from disputing the right to possession of the guardian management company, assuming that all the formalities have been met.
This is fantastic news and a significant marker for the property guardian sector, as two major issues have been settled, in favour of guardian firms. This is particularly important for landlords with vacant properties, who are perhaps nervous about the legalities of using property guardians to protect their vacant properties.
If you would like any further information on what this now means for vacant property owners, do contact us today and we’d be happy to talk through our solutions.
For further reading please take a look at Giles Peaker’s excellent analysis of the case.