Holiday Season Guardians

Keep your property secure in the holidays

Whilst the holiday season is a rest for some, squatters always look for an opportunity when no-one is looking. Last year hundreds of homes/buildings were broken into over the holiday season. Vacant Space Management recently struck up a partnership with VPS to help offer Guardian solutions nationwide.

VSP Guardians over these periods ensure that your building doesn’t become “one of those cases” and you start the year at a running pace rather than falling backwards. VPS Guardians are all professionals passing numerous tests in order to become property guardians. All Guardians have been vetted to BS7858 STANDARD, vetting is carried out by Experian.  As professionals they are under contract to treat properties with the utmost respect. We have a high list in demand and therefore only accept the most mature to become a VPS Guardians.

As VPS are primarily a security company not only do we provide Guardian solutions but we understand the intricacies of protecting and securing buildings over the holiday season. Buildings left empty and un secured are at risk of

  • Fly tipping
  • Squatting
  • Arson
  • Traveller occupation
  • Asset stripping
  • Water Ingress

The added benefits of providing Property Guardians is that you reduce the risk of all of the above, whilst at the same time generating a small income form an otherwise distressed asset. Not all buildings are suitable to have guardians live in, VPS have traditional security available should the property not be in an liveable condition to ensure we keep your asset in prime condition.

Here are some old examples of where we’ve helped clients….

  • Small developer with an ex Police station, the property was targeted by squatters, he secured building with VPS Guardians, no issues from Squatters and he receives income of over £2k per month
  • Large property company, used VPS to secure an ex office block, they receive £3k per month in income and working with VSM mitigated the business rates saving in region of £500k per year.

In addition to security savings in the right circumstances having property guardians in place can reduce EPR liabilities by 90%.

If your property needs securing and caring for this winter just contact Richard Artus via phone (01908 660552) or email (

Get In Touch

Please feel free to pick up the phone and call to speak directly with one of the partners or with the senior management team. Our team are split between the following offices.

Tel: 01908 660552

Head Office

Vacant Space Management Ltd
335 South Row
Milton Keynes

Tel: 01908 660552


London Office

Vacant Space Management Ltd
The Cube
Studio 5, 155 Commercial Street
E1 6BJ

Tel: 020 3633 0073