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housing crisis

The UK’s current housing crisis: Can your empty property portfolio provide a social dimension?

Vacant property expert, Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians, discusses the country’s current housing crisis and the section of people who cannot buy, nor are they eligible for social housing
government property

Maximising the potential of your empty property portfolio

Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians, discusses the implications and opportunities of the shrinking public sector estate The public-sector estate is shrinking as both the Government Property Unit (GPU), in tandem with municipal and other authorities, seeks to utilise property assets more efficiently and effectively. The way we work as a...
vacant property, vacant buildings, Brexit

Securing vacant property in uncertain UK market conditions

Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians, considers how the uncertainty caused by Brexit has impacted on the British property market and how to manage the security of vacant buildings.
empty housing

How can the empty housing crisis in England be improved?

New research has shown that while England’s homelessness statistics are at a worrying high, empty housing across the country is also on the increase.
vacant property management

Vacant property management: Aspiring to the highest standards

Stuart Woolgar, Chief Executive of Global Guardians Management, discusses tighter regulation and higher ethical standards in the vacant property management sector
housing crisis

Why is so much of England’s housing stock empty at a time of national...

Chris Bailey of Action on Empty Homes addresses the question of exactly why is so much of England’s housing stock empty at a time of national housing crisis.
property, security

10 security tips to reduce empty nest stress

Justin Freeman, Technical Manager of the Master Locksmiths Association, offers expert advice to ensure that thieves walk away empty-handed from your property.
empty homes

Japan’s unoccupied property crisis to rise year on year

Over eight million properties lie vacant in Japan and the problem is set to get worse due to an ageing and shrinking population.
vacant property

Is your vacant property being secured the best way?

Stuart Woolgar, CEO, Global Guardians Management explains the rudiments of property guardianship and asks us to consider if a vacant property is being secured the best way possible
Global Guardians

Maximising the potential of your vacant property

Global Guardians discuss issues with vacant property during redesign, rebuild and refurbishment stages, or while being sold for redevelopment
property guardians

Property Guardians – second class renters?

Becoming a Property Guardian is no longer a life-style choice, but a necessity in an over-heated rental market Property Guardians (PGs) come from many different age groups, are often working and on modest incomes. Most PGs live a precarious existence. New research, carried out by York University for the London Assembly...
squatters

Legal squatting solutions for property owners and landlords

Simon Broadbent, CEO of Secure Empty Property, advises how property owners or landlords can legally remove squatters from their commercial properties When the law that made squatting in residential properties a criminal offence was put into effect back in 2012, commercial properties have been put exponentially at risk. Now, while residential...
London council cracks down on empty properties

London council cracks down on empty properties

Buy-to-leave homeowners may face fines and even prison sentences for buying properties and leaving them vacant under new measures introduced by Islington Council. Growing numbers of foreign investors are cashing in on the soaring housing prices in the capital, but leaving properties empty as their value rises. Now, Islington Council is...
Global Guardians

Global Guardians – Life changing solutions

In this detailed analysis, we find out more about the life-changing solutions of Global Guardians that concern their undoubted expertise in managing and maintaining vacant properties in the UK, both commercial and residential.
high street crisis

High street crisis – Is it possible to avoid the demise of retailers?

RBR Advisory highlight how retailers can avoid closing down their business as empty shop windows become a regular occurrence during the high street crisis.
England's housing crisis

England’s housing crisis: Is a distracted government the last to listen to obvious answers?

Chris Bailey of Action on Empty Homes asks if in England’s housing crisis, is a distracted government the last to listen to obvious answers?
how often do brits move, house moving

How often do Brits move in their lifetime?

In this article, we examine the art of house moving in the UK and discuss how often the average person in Britain will move in their lifetime.
shipping containers, affordable housing

Are shipping containers the future of affordable housing?

Millions of people need homes. Millions of shipping containers are going unused. Could this be an answer to the global housing crisis?
security measures

Brits reveal security worries amid the festive period

Brits are investing in additional security measures in a bid to keep their homes secure, according to new research.
green belt

Redefining the green belt to tackle the UK’s housing crisis

astudio argues that redefining the green belt will help tackle the UK’s current housing crisis 

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