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

Providers Cooperate to Raise Standards

Property Guardian Law
A white paper published today sets out the legal & safety obligations for guardians and property owners. It has been issued by the UK’s seven leading property guardian companies to drive up standards, and to help inform and safeguard the… 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