Empty School Buildings Need Looking After Before Disposal

News, Press Coverage, Property Owner News, Risks of Empty Property
Empty school buildings need looking after before disposal Disused educational buildings are playing an important role in offering housing solutions in the UK’s major towns and cities says Rogier Donkersloot, Managing Director at DEX Property Management. A report from 2018… Read more

Empty Property Cost to Local Councils

News, Property Owner News, Risks of Empty Property
A new report by the TaxPayers’ Alliance has uncovered that councils across the UK have spent £74 million over the last two years maintaining and securing more than 6,000 empty properties. Empty property, that is no longer used by local… Read more

Why Property Guardianship Is The Key To Modern Property Security

Benefits of Property Guardians, Risks of Empty Property
DEX’s Managing Director, Rogier Donkersloot, discusses why Property Guardianship is a great solution to modern property security issues.   Q: For the uninitiated, what is Property Guardianship? A: Recent research suggests that more than 11,000 UK homes are empty for… Read more

The Cost of Winter on Vacant Properties

Risks of Empty Property
With cold weather fast approaching, leading insurance firms are urging customer to prepare. It is reported that 1 in 1000 properties will fall victim to burst pipes this winter, with an average claim reaching a massive £25,000 and a total… Read more

Empty homes spike in London commuter belt

Risks of Empty Property
Sam and Rachael Kamau revamped a once-dilapidated four-bedroom terrace they bought for £1 under a scheme to bring empty homes into use. London’s commuter belt has seen a spike in the number of homes left long-term empty despite a downward… Read more

True cost of squatting

Risks of Empty Property
Just before the New Year commercial squatting made headlines when activists travelled from all across London to take up residence in the former Royal Mint. The grade II listed Johnson Smirke building, built in 1807, was transformed as banners were… Read more