Guardian Property Management Services

Vacant Property Services That Reduce Costs & Secure Your Property

Lowe Guardians was formed to provide property owners with a professional, efficient and cost-effective solution to the issues created by a vacant property.

As London’s premier property guardian company, we have a proven track record of vacant property security, protecting your vacant property from squatting, mitigating business rates and lowering insurance premiums - all at no additional cost to property owners.

Lowe Guardians extensively vets all guardians. We've also built a dedicated and reliable team that take excellent care of your vacant property.

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3,000

Guardians

£250,000

Avg. Saving p/a

150+

Properties Protected

5,500

On the waiting list

100%

Saving on security

THE BENEFITS

Benefit 1
Security
Our Guardians act as a deterrent to squatters, theft and vandalism - the issues that threaten vacant buildings. We ensure that our Guardians are present daily within the building.
Benefit 2
Empty Business Rates
We have an understanding from the Valuation Office that when we place guardians into a commercial property we are able to mitigate the empty business rates into Council Tax. We have a 100% success rate of achieving this.
Benefit 3
Building Care
We take great care of the buildings we secure. This means fully fitting out the buildings to a habitable standard, managing the building on a 24/7 basis, as well as providing regular building maintenance checks.
Benefit 4
Insurance Premiums
We have a proven track record of helping clients make significant savings by lowering their insurance premiums.
Benefit 5
Cost Effective Solution
We cover the cost of the fit out of the building prior to Guardians taking occupation. Compared to traditional security methods, we offer property owners an extremely cost effective solution.
Benefit 6
Affordable Housing
We are passionate about providing affordable housing solutions to those who need it most. Rather than leaving a building empty, we offer our guardians the chance to live for less while supporting the local area.
The Process
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Get in Touch
If you have a vacant building and would like to find out more from Lowe Guardians, contact us today for a free consultation report with our recommendations on how best to protect your building.

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"We have had a lot of experience with different Guardian companies and I would usually recommend caution. However, we’re now working closely with Lowe Guardians whose approach marks them out from the crowd. They are very professional and don’t cut any corners with regard to compliance and protection of their licencees. They also have much stricter vetting procedures than others out there, and their buildings are very well managed. When a guardian scheme works like this, it is a mutually beneficial solution for all involved, offering the building owners considerable savings."

- Tom Steele, Development Manager, Viewranks

"We have used LOWE Guardians' services on several occasions to safeguard our properties whilst they are awaiting planning permission. The LOWE Guardians team always act quickly and efficiently in placing guardians into our vacant buildings, managing the entire process from start to finish. Not only were our properties well looked after, but the team also dramatically reduced our empty rates liabilities. Based on our experience, without doubt, we'd be happy to recommend LOWE Guardians to other property owners in a similar situation."

- Simon Marshall, Development Director, Marston Properties

“We have been very impressed with the level of service we have received from Lowe Guardians. They are a professional, responsive and efficient company who take great care of the properties they manage. We would highly recommend them.”

- Simon Gray, Asset Manager, Private Family Office

Frequently Asked Questions

How can LOWE help with my vacant property management?

Squatting, theft, vandalism and arson are just some of the issues associated with having a vacant property. As building owners, you have a responsibility to ensure the safety and security of the property and LOWE can help with this. By placing LOWE’s well-vetted guardians within your property, it eliminates the possibility for any of these issues. Unlike security guards, which can cost over £10,000 per month, our guardian service costs neutral.

How can guardianship help to mitigate business rates on empty property?

We have an understanding from the Valuation Office that when we place guardians into a commercial property we are able to mitigate the empty business rates into Council Tax. This is done through proving to the VOA that the building is being used for residential purposes rather than commercial purposes and we have a 100% success rate of achieving this. LOWE recently saved a client over £370,000 per annum for a 40,000sqft office building. It is also worth noting that this process does not change the use class of the property.

What condition does my vacant property need to be in?

We have taken on the management of properties that have been very recently vacated through to properties that have been empty for 5 years. We will conduct an inspection of all types of property and provide a free consultation report with our recommendations on how best to protect your building. We will look at all properties on a case-by-case basis and will provide landlords with a bespoke report based on your circumstances and plans for the property.