I’ve been a guardian for the past two years and just fell into it by needing a quick housing solution after we had to move out of our flat. Since then, I’ve never looked back as it’s a great way to enjoy London life in zones 1 and 2 without the soaring cost of rental prices. I like the communal spirit and diversity of guardianships, having made good friends along the way.
Lowe Guardians have really improved my property to make it more homely, by carpeting the rooms and adding a cosy communal area with plants and sofas.
I have only been a guardian for 7 months but I already love it. Lowe is my first experience with a guardianship landlord and they are amazing! They offer great communal spaces in the building I live in and a quick maintenance service when things go wrong. I love living in Chelsea and within walking distance from work, Lowe has made possible for me to afford rent in zone one and not to have to endure long hours of commute every day!
If you are thinking to do it, I will say go for it! You will save tons of money, meet amazing people and make long lasting friendships.
I moved into my first property guardianship just over a year ago now and can safely say it is one of the best decisions I have made. London can be quite a daunting and isolating place when you first arrive here, but being a guardian has allowed me meet so many amazing people and make some lifelong friendships. Out of the three guardianship companies I have rented with, Lowe are definitely my favourite. They take pride in their spaces and go the extra mile to make sure their guardians are comfortable and happy.
I just moved back to London after four years living abroad in Norway and I couldn’t believe how much rent had risen and standards had fallen in that time, so I found Lowe Guardians while looking for alternatives. Guardianship really brings back some of the sense of community and collaborative living that has been lost on the private rental market – everyone I meet, from fellow guardians to Lowe staff, is friendly, open and honest. Additionally on an ethical note, I hate wastefulness, so love the idea of making use of these amazing spaces instead of letting them stand empty and unloved!
I have been a property guardian for a number of years and I love it! There are so many disused properties in London and it’s a great way to live in amazing spaces at affordable prices. The property I live in in Battersea is wonderful – lovely people, fantastic living and communal areas, and a real sociable atmosphere. Lowe are the best company I have lived with as they are friendly and available to talk to in person.
I live with Lowe Guardians because there really isn’t anyone else in London offering Zone 1 living at such an affordable rate. I’ve found Lowe Guardians to be a responsive, conscientious guardian scheme that provides a great maintenance and repairs service, amazing communal spaces and a surprising amount of good quality amenities for your money.
Living at Chelsea police station is ideal as it’s just a 5 minute walk from Chelsea & Kensington Hospital where I work. I have really enjoyed meeting like-minded people and being part of a community.