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Have you got ‘Flex’ Appeal?

Flexible Property Guardians

What is a Flexible Property Guardian?

A Flexible Property Guardian or ‘Flex’ as we often refer to them as, is a temporary Guardian, who secures a property for DEX on a short-term basis. Often while we prepare a new property for full Guardian occupation.

When we take on a new property, we often need to ensure it is secure within 24 hours. To do so, we place a ‘Flex Guardian’ from a pool of current, experienced DEX Guardians. These trusted Guardians temporarily live in the new property to ensure it is protected, while it is made ready for other Guardians to move in.

Who are Flexible Property Guardians?

Our pool of flexible Guardians are made up of current Guardians who have been with DEX Property Management for a number of years and can be trusted to take on extra Guardian responsibilities. DEX Flex Guardians have experience securing empty property and are happy to provide extra protection on a flexible basis.

What about my current Guardian Property?

Don’t worry, while you are flexing, we keep your room available, so once your flexing assignment comes to an end you are free to move back into your current property or room.

Do you get paid?

Yes, you do. In most cases we pay you to be a flex Guardian and for securing the empty property for us. Usually you are paid per night you stay and secure the property.

What are the benefits of being a Flex?

As well as making some extra money from flexing, there are other benefits. Often while we get the property prepared you have the whole property to yourself. You get to live in different, unique buildings and get to explore new neighbourhoods in the process.

What are the requirements?

The main requirement to become a ‘DEX Flex’ is that you are currently registered with DEX Property Management and that you have experience in securing empty property. Normally you will have been a Property Guardian for at least a year.

How long is a Flex Assignment?

The length of stay can vary from a few days to a few months. Usually a Flex assignment is a couple of weeks.

How can I become a Flex Guardian?

Think Flex Guardianship could be for you and fancy joining DEX’s pool of ‘Flexes’? Email us at hello@dexpropertymanagement and we will keep you up-to-date with our flex opportunities.

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Area Guide: Acton

Property Guardians Acton

Property Guardians Acton – Area Guide Acton


Acton is a large, vibrant neighbourhood in West London, bordering Chiswick, Ealing and Shepherd’s Bush. Full of great shops, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, Acton offers something for everyone. It boasts diverse communities, great transport links and a down-to-earth, vibrant atmosphere.


London aside, Acton has the most train stations bearing its name within the UK, 7 in total. As a result, it is particularly easy to get across London from Acton.

Tube wise, you are well covered. The area is serviced by District, Piccadilly, Central and London Overground trains.

When it opens in 2020 (ish) Acton Mainline Station be on The Elizabeth Line (Aka Crossrail) cutting the time to places like Bond Street from an already impressive 25 minutes to less than 10 minutes.

Eating out

Acton boasts plenty of great restaurants, many of which are clustered around the Acton High Street and Churchfield Road areas. A firm favourite for locals is HASU, a modern Japanese restaurant, offering amazing sushi. Locals also flock to Anokha for some authentic Indian spice, Woody Grill for a Turkish fusion and Tailor Made for quirky Greek meze.

Pubs and Bars

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to drinking in Acton. The Aeronaut was voted London’s best pub boasting a microbrewery, a fabulous beer garden and even live circus shows at the weekends!

The Station House, Garden Bar and Dragonfly Brewery are all also popular choices. There is something for everyone, from lively nights out and cocktail classes through to summer beer gardens and cosy Sunday roasts.


Things to do in Acton

Acton has plenty going on. Located in the heart of Acton Town is Acton Market, open every Friday and Saturday. A vibrant community market where you can pick up fresh bread, proper fruit and veg, street food, clothing and local hand crafted items all from local, independent traders.

Putt in the park, located in Acton park is a fun place. Enjoy 15 hole mini golf and then pop to the club house for a drink and fresh pizza from their wood fired pizzeria. Neighbouring Gunnersbury Park is also a local favourite, a beautiful green space that hosts the annual Lovebox festival.

The area is full of gyms and leisure facilities. The Acton Centre has recently been redeveloped with a fabulous new pool, state of the art gym, tennis and table tennis courts and plenty of fitness and dance classes. You also have your standard cinemas, bowling alleys and sports clubs.

Cost of living in Acton

The average cost of renting a room in Acton is £674.50. The average cost for Property Guardians is £421. Property Guardians save an average of 37.6% in the Acton area.


Acton really is a great area. It has undergone a lot of change over recent years and is fast becoming one of the most popular areas in London. Great transport links, a vibrant community and an abundance of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops – whats not to love about Acton!